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Winnipeg Labour Council collection drive ends April 16

The Winnipeg Labour Council’s Engagement and Action Committee is collecting until April 16th a variety of items for folks who are experiencing long-term homelessness. People in this situation are ready to move into their home, but have…
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Next Catalysts for Care event on April 9

The next Catalysts for Care event takes place at noon on April 9, 2024, on the topic A novel care model: Maternity care experiences of pregnant individuals who use substances with Dr. Kristen Gulbransen, RN, PhD, instructor, Red Deer…
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CFNU agency survey closes April 28

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is inviting MNU members to participate in an important research study to understand why nurses choose to work in private nursing agencies, and the experiences of nurses and organizations working…
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MNU President’s message of thanks

Over the past several weeks, Regional AGMs were held across our province. MNU President Darlene Jackson would like to thank everyone involved in these meetings, from the executives to the rank-and-file members that attended them!
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Rossbrook House, MNU Art of Nursing necklaces raising funds

In just over a month, MNU members will come together for our 49th Annual General Meeting, and as part of the AGM, we are thrilled that Rossbrook House is our 2024 Charity of Choice! Beyond being a safe place to be, Rossbrook House has three…
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MNU President featured on CBC's White Coat Black Art

The CBC Radio show White Coat Black Art took a closer look at the issue of Nursing as an Occupational Hazard and the story of Manitoba nurse Jennifer Noone, who took a man to court following an alleged assault and said she has no regrets even…
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CFNU’s Member Survey Report now available

Last week, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released the results of its member survey, which found that persistent staffing shortages have left nurses bearing the crushing weight of overcapacity health care systems across the…
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World Tuberculosis Day is March 24

As healthcare providers, when we hear the word “tuberculosis,” or TB, many of us think of it as an extinct disease, eradicated years ago. In reality, this airborne-spread illness continues to be one of the most infectious illnesses on our…
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March 2024 message from President Darlene Jackson

In late February, our Provincial Collective Bargaining Committee (PCBC) met with the Provincial Health Labour Relations Secretariat (PHLRS) to begin negotiations for a new Central Table collective agreement. Bargaining is ongoing with…
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Next Catalysts for Care event on March 12

The next Catalysts for Care event takes place at noon on March 12 on the topic Promoting health of long-haul truck drivers in Manitoba: A multi-level approach with Dr. Catherine Baxter RN, PhD, assistant professor, Faculty of Health Studies,…
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Research study looking for rural, remote nurses

Researchers out of Brandon University that are working on a study investigating rural nurses and community attachments, are recruiting participants in Manitoba. This study aims to understand how sense of community influences the retention of…
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Spring ahead with daylight savings time on March 10

A friendly reminder that with spring on the way, daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 10, 2024. Article 1606 of the Collective Agreement states: “Overtime worked as a result of the changeover from Daylight Savings Time to Central…
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Yellow Ribbon, Vera Chernecki Award nominations due March 31

Every year, MNU recognizes those members who have exemplified the spirit of the Yellow Ribbon. The ribbon emerged in the 1990s as a symbol throughout Manitoba of our willingness to stand together and to support each other. More information on…
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International Women's Day, Pharmacare, and regulatory changes

The recent news on Pharmacare is a victory years in the making. Last Thursday, on Leap Year Day, federal Health Minister Mark Holland presented in the House of Commons Bill C-64: An Act Respecting Pharmacare, which outlines the “foundational…
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Canada’s nurses unions celebrate introduction of national pharmacare program

“Nurses and health care workers have long called for a national pharmacare program to ensure everyone in Canada has access to the medication they need. Today we celebrate a victory that has been years in the making,” said Linda Silas,…
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