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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

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COVID-19 Update: Good Neighbour Agreement

Dear Members, Yesterday, we joined health care unions in signing a Good Neighbour Agreement with the Regional Health Authorities and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. This agreement will ensure a planned and timely response to the COVID-19 pandemic in our health care system.  Good Neighbour Agreements are often put in place during

COVID-19 Update: Trust RNs Expertise & Judgement

Dear Members, Our fight for appropriate personal protective equipment continues. We’re hearing from RNs who have not been fit-tested yet for an N95 because the area where they work is deemed low risk. We’re hearing from RNs who are being told not to wear an N95 when you know you need it. We’re hearing concerns about availability

COVID-19 Update – #StrongerTogether

Dear Members, Today the province announced 11 new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 35. This is an unprecedented time. While most of our province stays home, you stand guard. I know with every update, your worry increases. You are leaving stressful situations at home. You’re worried about your health,