Solidarity key for Canadian nurses

Aaron Stuckel
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CFNU President Linda Silas speaks to SUN members about the need for a solidified message from Canadian nurses at the annual SUN meeting in Moose Jaw on Thursday.

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses’ (SUN) annual meeting continued in Moose Jaw Thursday with a speech from Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU).

Silas was there to update SUN members on what was happening with CFNU and other nurse’s unions across the country.

“I’m here to give a message of solidarity from across the country and explain the issues that are happening across the country, especially in shortage issues, and staffing and workload issues,” she said.

She said that over-crowding in hospitals is happening all across the country, and that patients need more nurses.

“The number one issue is safe staffing models. Our patients in the acute care are sicker than they’ve ever been,” she said. “They need appropriate and qualified staff.”

Silas expressed a sincere need to bring one solid message from nurses unions to the federal government.

For more on this story, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

 

Organizations: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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