BCNU to Rejoin the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

March 15, 2022
Unanimous vote by the Federation's national executive board to secure union's place alongside fellow member organizations

BCNU is pleased to echo today's announcement by Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) that effective immediately, the work begins to formally welcome BC's nurses back into Canada's largest community of unionized nurses.

This announcement follows a unanimous motion of the CFNU's national executive.

In response to the CFNU's decision, BCNU President Aman Grewal expressed her sincere gratitude for this extension of membership back into the CFNU. "The fact is, there is a national staffing crisis that is plaguing nurses across the country," she said. "Now is the time for nurses to be fiercely united from coast to coast in our efforts to advocate for the changes required to protect nurses, our patients and the future of health care."

In her statement, Silas reflected on the experience over the past two years of the pandemic when little was known about the virus, acknowledging BCNU's role alongside other health care unions to work as a task force to help keep health care workers safe.

Throughout this process, the CFNU expects to work alongside the British Columbia Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress. The CFNU and BCNU are committed to this momentous step forward, which will only strengthen their unwavering advocacy for nurses.

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is currently made up of eight provincial nurses unions. Since 1981, the federation has advocated for key health priorities and federal engagement.

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