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Investigation: Canada failed health workers and mismanaged COVID-19

October 5, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – An investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and the safety of the nation’s health care workers has been released. The investigation’s report, A Time of Fear, details Canada’s systemic preventable failure to adequately prepare and urgently respond to the gravest public health emergency in a century. The independent investigation was commissioned by

Community Organizer Hired as Momentum Builds for $15 Minimum Wage

RNU is a member of the Common Front NL, a coalition of labour, social justice and community groups representing over 100,000 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians that is leading the $15 and Fairness NL movement.  The $15 and Fairness movement in Newfoundland and Labrador continues to gain strength with Mark Nichols taking on the new role of Community

RNU Members Ratify Contract Extension

St. John’s, NL – Members of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) have ratified an agreement to extend their contract until June 30, 2022. “We are pleased to extend our contract and provide stability for our members, as well as our patients and the health care system in very uncertain times,” said Debbie Forward, RNU

RNU Reaches Tentative Agreement on Contract Extension

St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) has reached a tentative agreement on a contract extension with the provincial government and regional health authorities. “RNU is pleased to reach a tentative agreement that extends our current contract,” said RNU President Debbie Forward. “We believe this agreement is the best option for

Nurses call on federal government to urgently enact COVID-19 safety measures for health care workers

March 24, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is urging federal decision-makers to rapidly enact emergency measures to keep health care workers safe from COVID‑19. “Frontline nurses across the country are frustrated and insulted that many of them are being denied N-95 respirators and other safety equipment they know they need,” said Linda Silas, CFNU president. “Nurses

RNUNL Recognizes 2019 Nurse Practitioner Week

St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) Newfoundland & Labrador is proud to acknowledge November 10 to 16 as Nurse Practitioner Week, an opportunity to recognize  and celebrate the vital role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in our health care system. “NPs play an integral role in providing knowledgeable, quality care to patients in acute care,