New report released to Canada’s premiers denounces $62 billion wasted without pharmacare

News Release from Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. Thursday, December 8, 2016 (OTTAWA) – Today, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions releases a new report titled: Down the Drain: How Canada Has Wasted $62 Billion Health Care Dollars without Pharmacare, where noted economist Hugh Mackenzie calculates the disturbing amount Canada has wasted over the past

RNU Concludes a Successful 25th Biennial Convention

Gander, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union of Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) brought its 25th Biennial Convention to a close today. Over the past four days, 170 registered nurses and nursing students from across the province gathered in Gander for learning, decision-making, and discussion on the future of health care and nursing in Newfoundland and

RNU Calls on Ball Government to Support National Pharmacare Strategy

Whitehorse, YT – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) is urging Premier Ball to join government leaders and health care experts in supporting the implementation of a national pharmacare strategy. RNU President Debbie Forward joins CFNU and other provincial nursing union leaders in Whitehorse, Yukon for the 2016 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers

Registered Nurses’ Union Extends Contract to June 30, 2017

St. John’s, NL – Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) President Debbie Forward announced today that the RNU has extended its contract to June 30, 2017. The current provincial collective agreement was set to expire on June 30, 2016. However as neither the RNU nor the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (Treasury Board) served

RNU Reacts to Provincial Health Care Cuts

St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) is alarmed by the cuts to programs, services, and registered nurse positions within the four Regional Health Authorities announced earlier today. “The reduction in health care expenditures highlighted today results in approximately 30 job cuts for registered nurses across the province,” said Debbie