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CFNU to release results of study on nurses' overtime tomorrow

20:00 EDT 1 Jun 2015 | Globe Newswire

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions will release a new study by Jacobson Consulting Inc. tomorrow on the costs and impact of absenteeism and the paid and unpaid overtime worked by Canadian nurses.

The report will support CFNU's calls for safe nurse staffing levels and indicate the costs of absenteeism and overtime worked by nurses.

CFNU's 17th Biennial Convention, one of the largest gatherings of nurses in Canadian history, is taking place this week at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. More than 1,000 nurses from across Canada are participating in the event.

Highlights from the Jacobson report will be posted tomorrow on CFNU's website – www.nursesunions.ca.

For more information, contact Christie Blotnicky of Nova Scotia Nurses Union, 902-818-4453, or by email at christie.blotnicky@nsnu.ca

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The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions represents close to 200,000 nurses and student nurses. Our members work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community health care and our homes.

CONTACT: Christie Blotnicky, Nova Scotia Nurses Union, 
         902-818-4453, christie.blotnicky@nsnu.ca

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

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