CNA-NNU Joins Unions From Other Countries To Form New Group
At a meeting in San Francisco last week, the California Nurses Association-National Nurses United joined with unions from several countries to form Global Nurses United, a new group seeking to curb "austerity measures, privatization and cuts in health care services," according to CNA-NNU officials, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Members of the new group include nurse and health care worker unions from:
- Costa Rica;
- The Dominican Republic;
- The Philippines;
- South Africa;
- South Korea; and
- The U.S.
In a release, CNA-NNU officials said that the new group will "work collectively to guarantee the highest standards of universal health care as a human right for all, to secure safe patient care, especially with safe nurse-to-patient ratios (a CNA priority for years in California) and safe health care workplaces."
GNU plans to begin its efforts in September with "actions in member nations" that coincide with the opening of the next session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 6/27).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.