Our Vision & Governance

The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNUNL) is the official trade union for registered nurses and nurse practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador. We represent over 5,800 members in forming a strong, unified voice for nurses working in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Our Vision

Membership driven, proactive, and democratic union, sensitive and responsive to ever changing needs in an evolving health care system;
Maintains mutual trust, respect, support, and understanding while valuing diversity and creativity;
Dedicated to providing an environment conducive to participation, learning, and personal growth;
Advocates for a high quality, publicly-funded health care system in partnership with the public, government and health care professionals.

How We Are Governed

RNUNL’s Biennial Convention is the main governing body of RNUNL. Held every second October, it presents members with an opportunity to raise and debate important issues, amend the RNUNL Constitution, as well as set the direction for the RNUNL Board of Directors for the coming two years.

RNUNL’s board governs RNUNL between conventions and meets a minimum of four times per year. The president, in consultation with the executive, directs the union between board meetings.

What’s In a Name?

In 2014, we reintroduced our union with a new union name and a new look that captures our identity.

The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador logo incorporates four pillars that represent the important work RNUNL does on behalf of registered nurses, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and our public health care system: we negotiate, advocate, champion, and protect.

This is a strong representation of who we are, what we do, and our critical role in labour relations and healthcare in our province.