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Registered Nurses Tackle Tough Topics at Annual General Meeting

October 22, 2018 (Saint John) – More than 200 registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and guests will gather at the Delta Brunswick in Saint John this week for the New Brunswick Nurses Union’s 44th Annual General Meeting. Held from October 22-25, they will gather to discuss the topics and issues that surround healthcare in New Brunswick which tie into their annual campaign theme #ThisIsNursing.

NBNU is pleased to announce that Paula Doucet, President of NBNU since 2016, was re-elected by acclamation and will continue to represent and advocate for all RNs and NPs in the province. NBNU also extends a warm welcome to Catherine Little from the Saint John Regional Hospital who was elected by acclamation, as Secretary-Treasurer of NBNU’s Board of Directors for the next two years.

“It is a privilege to represent so many dedicated registered nurses and nurse practitioners and this is not a role I take lightly,” says Doucet. “I always look forward to the AGM as it allows me a chance to meet with our local leaders and encourage discussion about their frontline challenges and how to provide better healthcare to all New Brunswickers.”

Doucet explains that with recent uncertainty around the forming of government, it is critical to ensure that NBNU has a voice at the table to discuss key healthcare priorities. “Our collective goals of safe care, adequate human resources, and removing barriers to care can be better achieved when we all work together. We may not always agree but having the ability to be heard and included in discussions gives us a voice to continue to influence policies and regulations when it comes to legislative changes.”

Delegates at the AGM will also debate and vote on resolutions which will set the direction of the Union for the coming year. Linda Silas, President of The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress will address the assembly on Tuesday, October 23rd on issues facing the nursing sector and labour unions across the country.

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For more information, contact:
Leanne Lagsiar
Communications Specialist
Tel: 453-7265 Cell: 461-4007
Email: llagsiar@nbnu.ca

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