Media Releases

Jul
25

2012
Halifax (Wednesday July 25, 2012)   Nurses congratulate Premiers for working together for the future of public health care. Governments need to be much more ambitious to ensure better health, better care and better value for Canadians, says the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) on the opening of the Council of the Federation meeting.  The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is calling on the Premiers to champion another health accord and bring the federal government back to the...... Read More
Jul
09

2012
Regina, July 9, 2012: Earlier today the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) made a donation of $10,000 towards the “Wounded Warriors Weekend” in recognition of the heroic sacrifices our troops and veterans have made to ensure our safety at home. SUN presented the donation at a press conference announcing the weekend held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Regina. “As registered nurses, SUN members feel a great sense of connectivity to the men and women that serve our country abroad and have...... Read More
Jun
14

2012
(Regina) June 14, 2012: The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) has publicly solidified its commitment to promoting healthy and safe workplaces and communities with the signing of the Saskatchewan Health and Safety Leadership Charter. SUN officially added its name to a growing list of organizations with a shared goal of reducing work-related injuries and illnesses in the province at a signing ceremony hosted today by Safe Saskatchewan. The purpose of the Saskatchewan Health & Safety...... Read More
Jun
13

2012
(June 13, 2012) Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, Provincial Government and Health Regions Sign Partnership As part of a shared commitment to health system transformation and patient first care, Health Minister Dustin Duncan, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) President Rosalee Longmoore and the Regional Health Authorities signed a renewal of their partnership agreement today. “Registered nurses are important partners in bringing about the transformation we’re seeing in our health system,”...... Read More
May
28

2012
Regina, May 28th, 2012: Members of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) have voted 92.4% in favor of ratifying a two-year collective agreement with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO). The collective agreement was negotiated concurrently with a new tripartite agreement between SUN, the Ministry of Health, and the Regional Health Authorities. This new tripartite agreement builds on the successes of a 2008 SUN/Government of Saskatchewan partnership in support of...... Read More
Apr
26

2012
The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) announced the achievement of a tentative two-year SUN/SAHO collective agreement today. The announcement was made at the 38th SUN Annual Meeting in Moose Jaw. Read More ... Read More
Apr
26

2012
(April 26, 2012) The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) announced the achievement of a tentative two-year SUN/SAHO collective agreement today. The announcement was made at the 38th SUN Annual Meeting in Moose Jaw. Related to the tentative collective agreement is the renewal of a partnership agreement with SUN, the Ministry of Health, and Regional Health Authorities. This builds on the successes of a 2008 SUN/Ministry of Health...... Read More
Mar
29

2012
“It is clear. No jobs for anybody. More nursing grads will leave the country as retirement dreams are pushed back and nurses will have to work even longer,” says Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). “Sadly, Minister Flaherty prescribes to Canadians less care, more hallway nursing and more bed cuts, eroding any gains made since the deep cuts of the 1990s” concludes Silas. Introduction The federal government is justifying spending cuts that will download...... Read More
Mar
21

2012
Regina, Saskatchewan, March 21st, 2012 – Delivering high quality, expert care remains the principal focus of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) – today’s 2012/2013 Provincial Budget address does not change that. “We are interested in the budget’s potential to work towards addressing patient and workplace safety, improving access and reducing surgical wait times,” says Rosalee Longmoore, SUN President. “SUN is looking forward to continuing our collaborative partnerships with the...... Read More
Mar
20

2012
Regina, Saskatchewan, March 20, 2012 – Earlier today the five Saskatchewan Healthcare Unions submitted a framework for consultation to the provincial government on new essential services legislation that includes an outline of key essential service principles. The goal is to partner with the government to ensure that any new legislation developed will protect both the health and safety of the public. “Patient safety and positive patient outcomes are of central importance to our...... Read More
Feb
06

2012
Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Dennis Ball issued his decision today in the Charter Challenge launched by the SFL, and three Intervenor unions, SEIU-West, CUPE, and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN). “Without having had the opportunity to review the decision at great length, SUN is pleased with Justice Ball’s decision concerning The Public Services Essential Services Act”, commented Rosalee Longmoore, SUN President. “In light of the decision, SUN is considering what, if any,...... Read More
Jan
30

2012
The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) today launched a multi media campaign designed to highlight the many ways in which registered nurses make a difference, and how important that difference really is. The Making the Difference campaign is on TV, radio, print, billboards, online, and a new web site makingthedifference.ca, where key audiences are encouraged to go to find more information. The web site contains significant academic evidence supporting the claim that registered nurses are...... Read More

 

 

2012

November 6 SUN ratifies new agreement with All Nations Healing Hospital

October 25 SUN sees opportunity for collaboration on Employment Act (Throne Speech)

October 23 Tentative agreement reached in a matter of hours

September 28 Collective bargaining at work - registered nurses ratify new agreement

September 12 Less than two days of bargaining results in tentative agreement

July 31 SUN responds to Saskatchewan labour law consultation; SUN's detailed repsonse

July 25  Nurses call on Prime Minister Harper to meet the Premiers; Governments must pull together for public health care

July 9  SUN makes donation in recognition of our troops 

June 29  Saskatchewan celebrates Medicare’s 50th birthday

June 14  SUN signs Saskatchewan Health and Safety Leadership Charter

June 13  Successful Partnership with Nurses RenewedTripartite Agreement Fact Sheet

May 29  SUN ratifies new Collective Agreement

April 26  SUN/SAHO Tentative Agreement and Renewed Partnership (Joint Release)

March 29  CFNU's First Impression of Federal Budget

March 20  Saskatchewan Healthcare Unions Propose Consultation Framework for Essential Services Legislation Development

March 21  Patients and their families are top priority for SUN (Provincial Budget reaction)

February 6  SUN Pleased With Decision

January 30  Registered Nurses Make The Difference