News & Events

May 2024 message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

News of the tentative Central Table agreement garnered a lot of attention from media and the public due to the historic nature of how quickly this agreement was reached, especially compared to the last round. We know that members who are in…
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Understanding MNU’s Central Table

When it comes to collective bargaining, we often receive questions from members asking what is Central Table? Central Table is defined as the group of Employers represented by the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (also known as…
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Main Street Project’s fundraising gala on May 9

Main Street Project, which was MNU’s chosen charity in 2023, is hosting a fundraising gala called Hope Grows Here on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Organizers of this gala, which takes place at Fairmont Winnipeg starting at 5:45 p.m., state that this…
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CMHA puts out a Call to be Kind

The Canadian Mental Health Association is marking its 73rd Mental Health Week from May 6 to 12 with a new campaign titled ‘A Call to be Kind: Because Compassion Connects Us All.’ The CMHA believes that we all have the capacity to be…
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Next Catalysts for Care event on May 14

The next Catalysts for Care event takes place at noon on May 14 on the topic A novel care model: Maternity care experiences of pregnant individuals who use substances with Kira Friesen, RN, BA, BN, MScN, CNS, Women’s Health Program, HSC; Dr. Fabiana
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CFNU holding Nursing Retention Toolkit webinar on May 10

During this year’s Nurses Week, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is inviting MNU members to join a conversation with Canada’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Leigh Chapman and CFNU President Linda Silas as they discuss what the new Nursing
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National Day of Mourning commemorated this past Friday

While the National Day of Mourning is officially on April 28, the Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) held its annual event on Friday, April 26. The Safe Workers of Tomorrow (SWOT) Leaders’ Walk began at 11:30 a.m. at the Union Centre and…
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Period Power menstrual products drive coming to MNU AGM

Only a week away is the 2024 edition of the Manitoba Nurses Union Annual General Meeting, which takes place at the Fairmont Winnipeg on May 7 and 8! This is the first in-person MNU AGM in Winnipeg since before the pandemic, and we are aiming…
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CFNU: Budget 2024 brings healthy wins but falls short on fairness for nurses and patients

Canada’s nurses are encouraged by the federal government’s commitments in Budget 2024 to invest in healthy communities, including a national school food program, housing initiatives and pushing forward pharmacare implementation. “Health is…
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MNU Continuing Education Scholarship deadline May 31

The MNU Continuing Education Scholarship, which represents our commitment to professional development, was established by a resolution at the 2013 Annual General Meeting. Two (2) scholarships of $1,500 are available annually to MNU nurses…
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MNU announces Executive Education Day

This June, Solidarity School is hosting and Executive Education Day for new executives to learn the intricacies of their role in a hands-on, in-person environment. The event, which takes place on June 18, will see 200 executive members funded…
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April 2024 message from President Darlene Jackson

Today we officially launched our new campaign, which we had been letting out a little at a time over the past month. Billboards and bus shelters all around this province will reference what’s most important to us right now… RADICAL CHANGE.
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Author Cory Doctorow to headline CCPA event May 2

The Manitoba branch of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-MB) is back with its engaging Big Speaker event, featuring science fiction author, activist and journalist Cory Doctorow! This event, titled Escaping the Enshittocene:…
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Free public screening of Larry Saves the Canadian Healthcare System

The hilariously accurate healthcare musical Larry Saves the Canadian Healthcare System, which we featured in The Pulse back in 2022, has gone viral, with almost 80,000 YouTube views. It follows an idealistic young policy analyst who dreams of…
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MNU’s response to the 2024 Manitoba Budget

WINNIPEG – Today, the Manitoba government of Premier Wab Kinew delivered its first provincial budget. Premier Kinew and his NDP team focused on healthcare as the No.1 issue of the 2023 election, and, like all our colleagues in healthcare, our…
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