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Winter/Spring 2022 Virtual Events Schedule

It is with the safety of members in mind that the SUN Board of Directors has made the decision to continue to offer events virtually until June 2022. SUN understands the importance of connection and relationship-building. However, given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the lessons learned from the Fourth Wave, virtual events will continue until in-person gatherings can occur…

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Be Heard: National Nurse Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our health care system in unprecedented ways. As decision-makers chart a course for recovery, it’s crucial for nurses and health care workers to be heard.   That’s why the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is working with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) to conduct a national study. The CFNU is Canada’s largest…

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SUN, registered nurses appalled by reprehensible protests outside of hospitals

SUN, registered nurses appalled by reprehensible protests outside of hospitals

The protests outside of hospitals happening across Canada, and today in Saskatchewan, are reprehensible acts of callous disregard and lack of respect for patients and families who are literally at their most vulnerable and seeking medical care. Furthermore, these protests are a damaging blow to the morale of exhausted health care providers. SUN is in no way associated with the group organizing…

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Vacation is NOT responsible for the system shortfall

Earlier this week Health Minister Paul Merriman was quoted in the media as saying “he was grateful for the sacrifices of health-care workers but posited that workers taking a vacation was responsible for the shortfall in the system.” Like you – I was shocked and appalled that the Minister would imply the labour shortage and challenges our healthcare system is facing is somehow…

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SUN Joins Call for Mandatory COVID-19 Immunizations in Healthcare

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), which represents more than 10,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, is joining other medical professionals in adding its support for mandatory COVID-19 immunizations for all healthcare workers. “Registered nurses are healthcare professionals, first and foremost,” said SUN President Tracy Zambory.…

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