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Canadians overwhelmingly support universal pharmacare: new poll

February 19, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – A national poll released today reveals that Canadians support a national universal prescription drug program, and they believe it is worthy of public investment. The poll comes as the federal government’s advisory council on the subject is due to release its final report in the coming weeks. “This poll

Registered Nurses Gather in St. John’s to Set Direction of RNU, Continue Call for Staffing Review

Registered Nurses Gather in St. John’s to Set Direction of RNU, Continue Call for Staffing Review St. John’s, NL –Over 230 registered nurses (RN) and nursing students from across the province have come together in St. John’s for the Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) 26th Biennial Convention. Hosted at the Sheraton Hotel from November 5-9, the

Registered Nurses’ Union Joins the NL Federation of Labour

NEWS RELEASE St. John’s – The Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) announced today that the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU) has joined its federation. While the organizations have a long history of collaboration, RNU and NLFL will now work together under a formal partnership. As a NLFL member, RNU joins the nearly 25

Nurse Practitioners can be Canada’s solution to health care gaps: new study

Friday June 29, 2018  (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s health ministers and nurses union leaders gathered today in Winnipeg for the unveiling of a landmark report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), entitled Fulfilling Nurse Practitioners’ Untapped Potential in Canada’s Health Care System. The report includes the results of the largest-ever national survey of

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