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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

Celebrating Pride 2019

The RNU is excited to be a Silver Sponsor once again of the St. John’s Pride Festival: Pride and Progress! We are also excited to participate in the Pride Parade on July 14 (rain date: July 21). Join us as we come together to show our ongoing support for the diversity of our membership and the LGBTQ2IA+ community.

Want to march with the RNU? Our members that register to march with us will receive festive swag and a RNU Pride t-shirt. Email info@rnunl.ca today to secure your spot and be sure to bring your friends.

Latest President Views

Meeting the Demand for Health Care in NL

I’m proud of the work Registered Nurses do every day to care for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians – and I know you appreciate their work as well. Yet, over the last fifteen years, I have watched as our health care system has changed dramatically. We need registered nurses now more than ever…. … but are we

How can we afford more full-time RNs?

This week the provincial government released the 2018 Budget. It was no surprise our dire fiscal situation and high health spending were a focus of conversation. And they should be. We spend the highest per capita on health care in the country. But there is a way to immediately reduce health spending. It’s by adequately

It’s time for presumptive PTSD legislation

Registered nurses (RN) are constantly exposed to life and death situations and are witness to various other complex patient scenarios. This puts them at risk to develop work-related mental health symptoms such as burnout, compassion fatigue, and PTSD. The development of PTSD in RNs can be due to one single traumatic event, or the accumulation