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Feb
03
[MEDIA RELEASE] The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions joined striking Ontario Nurses’  Association members on the picket lines in a show of solidarity. Leaders from nurses unions across the  country stood with striking nurses in demanding a fair settlement from the Ontario government.  Walking the picket lines outside the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital were leaders from nurses  unions from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador,...... Read More
Jan
30
[REGINA, SK] -- Saskatchewan’s 10,000 Registered Nurses have good reason to celebrate today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the province’s Public Sector Essential Services Act (PSESA) is unconstitutional. “No workers were affected more by this legislation than Saskatchewan’s registered nurses, so no union was more committed to this legal battle than SUN,” explains Tracy Zambory, President of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. “When we launched our legal challenge to this legislation...... Read More
Jan
15
View and share CFNU's ebola readiness video on YouTube today.  ... Read More
Jan
13
[REGINA]  The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association is in full support of the Saskatchewan government’s announcement of regulation changes that will allow Registered Nurse (Nurse Practitioners) [RN(NP)]s to prescribe controlled drugs and substances to patients for the first time in Saskatchewan. This new authority means that as of January 2015 citizens of Saskatchewan will have greater access to timely health care and a range of continuous services from RN(NP)s. “Other provincial...... Read More
Jan
09
Embrace your professional accountability – Participate in nursing regulation and professional practice This year, the SRNA Nominations Committee is seeking nominations for the following positions. COUNCIL POSITIONS Council members are elected to represent registered nursing in Saskatchewan. President-elect (two year term followed by two year term as President) One Member-at-large is open for election (three year term) in each of the following SRNA Electoral...... Read More
Dec
23
When:  January 9 & 10, 2015     Where:   Delta Bessborough Hotel, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Federal Election 2015 is fast approaching and we want to make sure that workers’ concerns are well represented in the discussions and outcomes. Election time is our opportunity to make change happen. Workers and the labour movement have a voice that counts and if we work together in the lead-up to this election we can bring in a government that shares our values of fairness for one and...... Read More
Oct
21
October 20, 2014, Ottawa – After a meeting with the Public Health Agency of Canada  (PHAC) on Ebola preparedness, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is concerned  that PHAC continues to question the scientific evidence instead of protecting health care workers and the public. Since the insufficient Interim Guidance on Ebola was produced over  one month ago, nurses have been raising the alarm on Canada’s Ebola preparedness. Their  call for stricter guidelines has not been...... Read More
Oct
07
BY JANET FRENCH AND JONATHAN CHARLTON, THE STARPHOENIX   OCTOBER 6, 2014 Calling it a “do-or-die” time for the future of registered nurses, RNs from across Saskatchewan are imploring their regulatory body to do everything in its power to stop potential changes they say could put patients at risk. The tussle between Saskatchewan’s RNs and licensed practical nurses continued Monday, when more than 900 RNs attended a special meeting to discuss proposed changes to nursing regulations...... Read More
Oct
01
MEDIA RELEASE Banff, October 1, 2014 - Today, leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) showed provincial and territorial health leaders the inextricable link between safe staffing, patient safety and quality care. The meeting took place at a roundtable briefing held during federal, provincial and territorial health ministers’ meetings. Nurse leaders and provincial and territorial health ministers discussed national and...... Read More
Sep
30
Canada could pay for the most critical medically necessary prescriptions for every single Canadian at little or no more cost to governments. By: Danielle Martin Steve Morgan Published on Mon Sep 29 2014; Toronto Star This week, health ministers from across Canada will gather in Banff to discuss issues of common interest and explore opportunities to work together. Pharmacare — a program that would see all prescription drug costs covered through a publicly funded system instead of...... Read More
Sep
04
CFNU is donating $5,000 to Doctors Without Borders and $5,000 to Registered Nurses Response Network (RNRN) to fight the Ebola epidemic and to protect healthcare workers in affected countries. CFNU has a proud relationship with National Nurses United who sponsor the RNRN program and Doctors Without Borders has a long history of working in countries facing health crises with a great reputation of working with nurses. "As nurses unions, we negotiate and sometimes fight for safe...... Read More
Jul
31
The Ministry of Health released their 2013-2014 Annual Report on Monday, July 28, 2014, and given what SUN members have been telling Provincial for the past year the results are of little surprise.   The total number of Critical Incidents reported – 195 – is the largest since reporting began in 2005. This represents a 21.1% one-year increase over 2012-2013, and a 53.5% two-year increase over 2011-2012. More than half of all Critical Incidents were once again defined as Care Management...... Read More
Jul
28
By Murray Mandryk, The Starphoenix July 26, 2014 6:40 AM SOURCE: http://www.leaderpost.com/health/lean+stopwatches+woes/10065419/story.html The easiest way to measure what's gone wrong with lean implementation in Saskatchewan health isn't by counting the number of Japanese words health care providers were told to learn, or the number of paper airplanes they made in a training exercise. What's gone so very wrong with the Saskatchewan Party government's lean implementation can...... Read More
Jul
22
In response to Saskatchewan Registered Nurse Association (SRNA) Nursing Practice Advisor concerns that nurse educators are being asked to provide education to not only registered nurses but also other health care providers, a letter has been sent to all Nurse Educators and Managers in the province from SRNA Executive Director, Karen Eisler. In the letter, Eisler points out that educators have “the professional responsibility and accountability to provide learners with evidence informed...... Read More
Jul
11
As registered nurses SUN members are dedicated to helping others in need, but when tragedy strikes close to home, it means so much more. The floods in southern and south-eastern Saskatchewan have devastated countless communities – many of which are still under water and will take weeks to recover. In honour of the SUN members, living and working in these areas and to help those in the community begin to recover, SUN is honoured to make a $5,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross’...... Read More