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February 2024 message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 49th MNU AGM at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg on May 7 and 8, 2024. Presidents are required to register all voting delegates and observers after respective Worksite/Local AGMs.…
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January message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will once again be conducting a Viewpoints Research survey of nurses across Canada on the impact of the critical nursing shortage. This survey was set to start running January 15 until February 5, which
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December message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

As we mark the end of a very eventful year, I’d like to thank our members for the solidarity and activism shown over the past year. In the lead up to the provincial election in October, we saw how your contributions – such as you talking to…
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November message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Health Minister Uzoma Asagwara as well as Manitoba’s deputy health minister. These meetings were fruitful, as we were able to have frank discussions on the problems plaguing our public health…
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Second October message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

During the swearing-in ceremony for the new Manitoba government, which took place on Oct. 18, we learned that Union Station MLA Uzoma Asagwara was named Minister of Health and Deputy Premier of Manitoba. At MNU, we are very pleased to see a…
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October message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

MNU has been on the forefront of letting our members and the public know how much is on the line right now, for us personally at MNU and for Manitobans. As I have said many times, I am NOT going to tell you who to vote for, but what I will…
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September message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

On Monday, I spoke at the Labour Day event held in Winnipeg that began at Memorial Park and included a march to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. In that speech, I stated this: We hire our elected officials – and we have every right to hold them
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August message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

For the month of September, the Manitoba Nurses Union will be proudly hosting a virtual Lace Up fundraising event in support of Diabetes Canada and their goal of a cure for diabetes! Nurses know diabetes affects patients in all parts of our…
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July message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

Tomorrow is an important day for nurses across the country. The Premiers of all provinces and territories are in Winnipeg for the Council of the Federation Summer Meeting. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has organized a breakfast…
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June message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

Before I touch on the CFNU Biennial Convention, I’d like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are to welcome 39 new members at Rest Haven Personal Care Home in Steinbach. These new members, which include Registered Nurses (RN),…
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May message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

We marked the 2023 National Nursing Week, May 8 to 14, last week while I was attending the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Convention in Montreal. While there, I participated in a live-streamed panel discussion called Reigniting Health Care…
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MNU President joining CFNU panel discussion on Facebook Live

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is hosting a webinar called Reigniting Health Care on Wednesday, May 10, from noon until 1 p.m. CST (1 to 2 p.m. EST). This live-streamed panel discussion will cover the most pressing issues facing…
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April message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

We are fast approaching our Manitoba Nurses Union Annual General Meeting, which takes place in Brandon at the Keystone Centre on April 25 and 26. This is the first in-person MNU AGM since 2019, as the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the…
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March message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

Via our social media channels, we recently marked the third anniversary of the COVID-19 outbreak, which was declared on March 11, 2020. While life has slowly returned to normal for some, we know that the aftershocks of the pandemic are still…
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February Message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

Two weeks ago I was in Ottawa to attend meetings with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and attend a rally for Pharmacare that was already planned by the Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) before the Prime Minister announced his meeting…
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