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@SUNnurses President's Message  #ptsafety  #nursing  #skpoli

A Labour Day Message for healthcare workers everywhere 

For many, Labour Day symbolizes the last long weekend of summer to enjoy the outdoors before fall, but It’s also a day set aside to reflect on the contributions the labour movement has made, and continues to make, to build stronger, healthier and more equal communities across Canada.

Often the word “union” brings to mind the traditional concepts of collective bargaining, minimum wage, sick and parental leave, and yes, even strikes. This however, only scratches the surface of all the work unions do.

In health care, nursing unions are leading advocates for safe staffing. This benefits their members, the entire health care team, and most importantly, patients. With enough frontline staff of all designations working on a unit, patient outcomes improve. When the whole team has enough time to dedicate to their patients, everyone feels supported. Team morale goes up and stress levels, burnout and staff turnover go down. This promotes improved performance, fewer mistakes and better, safer patient care.

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