Bill 102 – An Act to Amend the Workers Compensation Act – Passed Second Reading in Legislature Dec 5th

On December 5th, a private member’s Bill 102 – An Act to Amend the Workers Compensation Act – to include post-traumatic stress disorder to cover ALL WORKERS in Workers Compensation Board passed the second reading. The third reading of Bill 102 will occur at a later date. For more information on Bill 102, follow the… (read more)

PEI Nurses’ Union Negotiations Survey – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Please assist us in determining your negotiation priorities. Our research to prepare for the negotiation process will include the outcomes of this survey, a comparison study of salaries and benefits in other provinces, a review current language, nursing demographics, economic indicators and other relevant information. Your feedback is crucial to provide us with an accurate… (read more)

Canada’s nurses celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week by launching a project to expand NP care to meet growing need – CFNU

Monday November 13, 2017 (OTTAWA) – In celebration of National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week taking place from November 12 to 18, Canada’s nurses are launching a retention and recruitment project aimed at developing recommendations to grow the number of Canada’s nearly 5,000 NPs. “NPs are uniquely suited to meet the growing need for primary care… (read more)

2017 PEINU Student Bursary Recipients Named

This year’s PEINU Student Bursary Recipients have been randomly chosen from more than 50 applications. Nine recipients have each been awarded $1000 to assist in their post-secondary education. On behalf of PEI Nurses’ Union, congratulations! Bethany Dunn Callie MacDonald Alex Ruckley Ryan Curran Chelsea Lewis Brady Albert Adam Cousins Ellen Burnett Alexander Davison

Cutting nursing hours is NOT the way to balance books – CFNU

In response to persistent myths about the costs of nurse staffing, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a research document in October 2017, titled Nurse Staffing: More for Less. The document explores how investing in nursing budgets actually results in health systems savings and better patient outcomes.  http://bit.ly/2hPInBT A series of “Myth vs. Reality” infographics detail the… (read more)

Canada’s nurses applaud billions in savings found in PBO report on pharmacare – CFNU

Thursday September 28, 2017 (Ottawa) – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President, Linda Silas, responded to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s (PBO) costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today. “Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the PBO report confirms for Canadians that a… (read more)

Keith Dewar returning to Health P.E.I., this time as interim CEO – Guardian

Published on September 15, 2017    FILE PHOTO: Keith Dewar. A familiar face will soon take over as head of Prince Edward Island’s health authority. Keith Dewar has been named interim CEO of Health P.E.I., effective Oct. 30. Dewar takes over from current CEO Michael Mayne, who will leave the position at the end of… (read more)

Unions mark P.E.I. Labour Day by calling for national drug plan – The Guardian

  Carl Pursey, president of the P.E.I. Federation of Labour, and Mona O’Shea, president of the P.E.I. Nurse’s Union, hold up a flag advocating for a national pharmacare plan during the Labour Day picnic at Joe Ghiz Park on Monday. More information on the “A Plan For Everyone” campaign, which is a collaboration between the… (read more)

PEINU Bursary Application Deadline – Quickly Approaching!

  All PEINU members are eligible to apply for one of 30 $700 PEINU Bursaries! Applicants must show proof of enrollment into an approved program of study in the nursing health field on a full or part-time basis or CNA certification program. Preference given to those applicants who have not previously received a bursary from the… (read more)

Health department responds to privatization concerns – CBC

P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson says his department has no plans to privatize any of the Island’s public home care services.   Henderson says he is exploring how to best spend $25 million in federal health accord funding, promised to the P.E.I. government to help improve its home care services.  But the minister says rumours that the province plans to turn… (read more)