PEINU National Voice: PEINU is a member of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)
- CFNU is very active in promoting social welfare issues such as a national pharmacare program, saving medicare, and working towards a national HealthHuman Resource strategy.
- CFNU’s core purpose is to be a pro-active, unifying national voice for quality health care and the socio-economic welfare of nurses and others.
- CFNU represents 155,000 nurses. The national President is Linda Silas (former NBNU president/member).
- CFNU is a member of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), which represents 3 million members nationwide.
Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
PEINU is also affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress which represents the interests of more than three million affiliated workers in every imaginable occupation from coast to coast to coast. The CLC is the umbrella organization for dozens of affiliated Canadian and international unions, as well as provincial federations of labour and regional labour councils.
The CLC advocates on behalf of all working people in many different ways – from organizing campaigns and rallies to lobbying federal politicians in Parliament to speaking out in the media and to business on key issues to representing Canada’s labour movement internationally to developing partnerships with the community and other supportive groups.
Their goals are simple. They advocate for decent wages, healthy and safe workplaces, fair labour laws, equality rights, dignity in retirement, a sustainable environment and respect for basic human rights – here in Canada and around the world.
They believe that unions are a positive force for democratic social change – and that by working together we can improve Canada for everyone.
PEI Federation of Labour (PEIFL)
In PEI, the Federation of Labour has a membership of many unions, which represent over 10,000 employees throughout the province.
- Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions (CFNU) (www.nursesunions.ca)
- United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) (www.una.ab.ca)
- Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (www.sun-nurses.sk.ca)
- Manitoba Nurses’ Union (MNU) (www.manitobanurses.ca)
- Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) (www.ona.org)
- New Brunswick Nurses’ Union (NBNU) (www.nbnu.ca)
- Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union (NSNU) (www.nsnu.ns.ca)
- The Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union (www.rnunl.ca)
- Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada – Nursing Group (PIPSC) (www.pipsc.ca)
- British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU) (www.bcnu.org)
- Federation Interprofessionelle de la sante du Quebec (FIQ) (www.fiqsante.qc.ca)
- Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (www.arnpei.ca)
- Nurse ONE (www.nurseone.ca)
- Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA) (www.cna-aiic.ca)
- Prince Edward Island Nurse Practitioner Association (www.peinpa.ca)
- Towards a Better Workplace (www.thinknursing.ca)
- The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (http://www.cnps.ca/)
- Canadian Labour Congress (www.clc-ctc.ca)
- Community and Cultural Affairs (www.gov.pe.ca/commcul/index.php3)
- Government of Canada (www.gc.ca)
- Health Canada (www.hc-sc.gc.ca)
- Statistics Canada (www.statcan.ca/start.html)
- Canadian Institute of Health Information (www.cihi.ca)
- Canadian Institute of Health Research (www.cihr.ca)
- Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (www.healthcarecommission.ca)
- Government of Prince Edward Island (www.gov.pe.ca)
- Department of Health and Wellness (http://www.gov.pe.ca/hss/index.php3)
- Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (www.wcb.pe.ca)
- Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island (www.assembly.pe.ca)