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MNU statement on the Manitoba Government’s Throne Speech

Today, the Manitoba government of Premier Heather Stefanson delivered its second Throne Speech. As a province, our priority should be on delivering comprehensive patient care to all Manitobans. This is something we have not been able to do…
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WFP pays tribute to Vera Chernecki

The Winnipeg Free Press shared a lovely, in-depth tribute to the life of Vera Chernecki, former MNU President, in their Passages section on October 22, 2022. Here is an excerpt: An admired and inspiring leader with a 36-year career in health…
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MNU launches new website

MNU is thrilled to announce that our new website is ready for the use of our members and the public! Our goal with the new site was simple – to create a modern, responsive, easy-to-use resource for our members.
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A system on the brink of catastrophe

"We did the best we could with what we had at the time" is an expression nurses with our decades of experience know well. We use those words to describe to new nurses how we responded to crises at our hospitals when we were in their…
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New documentary based on nurse’s journey to Iraq

The creators of Me, Mahmoud and the Mint Plant recently contacted MNU to invite all our members to view their short documentary. This doc is set in war-torn Mosul, Iraq, in 2017, when Canadian nurse Trish Newport developed an unlikely…
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President Jackson featured in Winnipeg Free Press column

In this extensive piece, Winnipeg Free Press columnist Dan Lett interviewed MNU President Darlene Jackson about the recent surgical backlog announcement by Health Minister Audrey Gordon and the task force appointed to deal with it.
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MNU Statement on the Manitoba Government's Throne Speech

Today, the Manitoba government of Premier Heather Stefanson delivered its first Throne Speech, which included specific commitments that touched on nursing issues in our province, but ones that continue to fall short.
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MNU Members vote to ratify Tentative Agreement

The MNU is pleased to announce that a majority of our members have voted to ratify the tentative agreement that had been reached with the Employers last week.
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MEDIA RELEASE: MNU dismayed with Court of Appeal decision on Bill 28

The Manitoba Nurses Union is dismayed at the news today that the Court of Appeal has overturned last year’s ruling by the Court of Queen’s Bench that found Bill 28, the Pallister government’s public sector wage freeze bill, was unconstitutional.
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MNU’s Tentative Agreement and Ratification Vote

The MNU is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Employers following seven weeks of mediation.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Manitoba Nurses vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike mandate

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Nurses Union wishes to thank all Manitobans who have shown tremendous support for our nurses over the past few weeks; we have received hundreds of messages via social media, email and phone calls to our office.
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MEDIA RELEASE: MNU Announces Enhanced PPE Access for Nurses

After significant collaboration, Manitoba’s nurses together with Shared Health and supported by the Government of Manitoba have reached a new and improved Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other…
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