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The Registered Nurses’ Union Celebrates National Nursing Week 2019 and Advocates for Improved Health Care

St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union (RNU) Newfoundland & Labrador proudly acknowledges the vital contributions of registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and other nursing providers during National Nursing Week, which runs from May 6 to 12. “This week, and every week, we celebrate the incredible role that our RNs and NPs play in

RNUNL Reaches a Tentative Agreement

St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) has reached a tentative agreement with the provincial government and the four Regional Health Authorities. Debbie Forward, RNU President, commends the hard work of their negotiating team in establishing an agreement that addresses the priorities of the membership. The negotiating team is recommending acceptance. The tentative agreement includes

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

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