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SUN Members Vote In Favour of New Contract

SUN Members Vote In Favour of New Contract

On behalf of the SUN Board of Directors and your Negotiations Committee, SUN is pleased to announce members have ratified the tentative agreement between SUN and SAHO. SUN members have voted 89.1% in favour of ratifying a six-year Collective Agreement (April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2024) with SAHO.   "I am incredibly proud of the work and…

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SAFETY ALERT: Point of Care Risk Assessment, Your Professional Judgement & PPE

SAFETY ALERT: Point of Care Risk Assessment, Your Professional Judgement & PPE

On May 20, 2020, the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, along with the other healthcare provider unions, signed a Joint Statement on Principles for Protecting the Health and Safety of Healthcare Workers, Patients, Clients, and Residents with the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The goal - ensuring healthcare providers, following a point of care risk assessment,…

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Saskatchewan adds more COVID measures

Saskatchewan adds more COVID measures

The Saskatchewan government announced Monday it will not be easing COVID-19 restrictions for the upcoming Christmas holidays. Instead, the government added new health measures to those that were instituted Nov. 27. All of the measures will be in effect until Jan. 15, when they’ll be reassessed by Dr. Saqib Shahab, the province’s chief medical health officer. “Normally, the…

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Covid-19 Member Alert - Safety Starts With Proper PPE Use

Covid-19 Member Alert - Safety Starts With Proper PPE Use

As the number of COIVD-19 cases in the community and hospitalizations increase, so does the number of healthcare workers who have tested positive for the virus. The day-to-day environment in healthcare is fast-paced and at times chaotic - during a pandemic that pace, chaos, stress and strain on the healthcare team…

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'I haven't had coffee with my wife since March': Sask. long-term care resident excited to be given vaccine

'I haven't had coffee with my wife since March': Sask. long-term care resident excited to be given vaccine

Health care workers will be first in line to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses that will start arriving in Saskatchewan next week, with long-term care residents close behind. For 74-year-old Ross McKay the vaccine offers a chance to see his wife Carol in person again early in the new year.   "I might be able to go outside, or away from here. I've been married…

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