Letter to Dr. Janice Fitzgerald re: Downgrading of N95 Respirator Use in Swabbing

Dear Dr. Janice Fitzgerald: On behalf of the Registered Nurses’ Union of Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU), I’d like to acknowledge your strong leadership and commitment to public health as our province faces COVID-19. We appreciate the tremendous work of your team during rapidly evolving conditions. As you know, RNU strongly maintains the position that every

Joint Statement: Keeping Health Care Workers Safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The following is a joint statement issued today by the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU), the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and the Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP). Our province’s health care workers are committed to providing the best and

Joint Position Statement on COVID-19 by National Labour Organizations

The following is a joint statement issued today by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), UNIFOR, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). As labour organizations representing close to a million health care

Nurses to Premiers: Violence in Health Care Demands Action

July 11, 2019 (SASKATOON, SK) – A panel of experts on the mounting crisis of violence against health care workers presented to Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers this morning at an event coinciding with the Council of the Federation summit in Saskatoon. Co-sponsored by Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador Ratifies Agreement with Canadian Blood Services

We are pleased to announce that members of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNU) working with Canadian Blood Services ratified a new collective agreement today, with 91.7 per cent voting in favour of the agreement. We would like to thank our negotiating team for their hard work and determination to achieve the best

RNUNL Members Ratify New Provincial Collective Agreement

Members of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNUNL) have ratified a new provincial collective agreement with 82.5 per cent voting in favour.

“We are pleased to have concluded this long and complicated round of bargaining, which will result in many gains for our members,” Debbie Forward, President, RNUNL. “I want to thank the negotiating team for the incredible amount of time, knowledge and direction they provided throughout this process. I also want to thank our members who took the time to vote.”