Media inquiries:
Karyn Whelan, Communications Specialist
kwhelan@rnunl.ca
709.753.9961, 709.691.0889

Celebrating Pride 2018

This year the Registered Nurses’ Union will increase our presence at Pride events. We’re excited to take part and show our ongoing support for the diversity of our membership and LGBTQ2IA+ community. We are a sponsor of St. John’s Pride Week. We will also march in the St. John’s Pride Parade and hope you’ll join

Celebrating Nursing Week, May 7-13

WE’RE PROUD OF OUR REGISTERED NURSES This week, we join Canadians from coast to coast in celebrating Nursing Week – but our Registered Nurses make us proud 52 weeks a year, with the high level of care they provide to the people of our province. Their high education, in-depth knowledge, and advanced judgement and critical

National Day of Mourning

RNU Recognizes National Day of Mourning, April 28 In honour of RNs & all workers who have been killed, injured or disabled at their place of work. Let’s work together to ensure everyone in Newfoundland & Labrador has a safe, healthy work environment. Day of Mourning Events

Letter of Support Regarding the Humboldt Tragedy

On behalf of 200,000 Canadian nurses, Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, extends support and solidarity to the families affected by the Humboldt tragedy, and to the nurses, including Saskatchewan Union of Nurses members, and health care teams doing vital work caring for those injured. Read Linda’s letter. #HumboldtStrong

Eastern Health to Replace RN Positions at Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre, RNU Concerned About Impact on Patients and Families

St. John’s – The Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) is concerned about a decision by Eastern Health to replace registered nurses (RNs) with licensed practical nurses (LPNs) at the palliative care unit at the Dr. Leonard A. Miller Centre. Currently, the palliative care unit is staffed by two RNs and one LPN on the day shift

Canada’s nurses welcome reports of a federal pharmacare task force

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Canada’s nurses welcome recent media reports that the Hon. Eric Hoskins will lead a task force on national pharmacare. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been calling for universal prescription drug coverage for more than 20 years. “After decades of advocating for national pharmacare, this news is