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Global Nurses United

Global Nurses United (GNU) aims to step up fight against austerity, privatization, attacks on public health and work for safe nurse staffing ratios, and improved patient care for all.

Global Nurses United is a federation of the premiere nurse and health care worker unions in 29 nations, coming together to step up the fight against austerity, privatization, and attacks on public health—and to work for nurses’ and workers’ rights and improved patient care for all.


International Nurses Day 2020 COVID-19 Memorial

On International Nurses Day - May 12, 2020 - National Nurses United and Global Nurses United honor all nurses around the globe who have died as a result of insufficient PPE and infection control policies during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for the full list of nurses.

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GNU - Global Nurses United

Nurses from 28 countries file UN complaint alleging human rights violations by EU and four countries for ‘the loss of countless lives’ in the pandemic

A coalition of nurses unions representing over 2.5 million health care workers from 28 countries around the world have filed a complaint with the United Nations alleging human rights violations by the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, and Singapore during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Global Nurses United
November 29, 2021

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Nurse holds signs "RNs Global Solidarity"

Nurses call on world leaders to increase global vaccine access during UN General Assembly

Right now, just over 3 percent of people in low-income countries have received any dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2021

Nurses holds signs "Protect Nurses, Patients, Public Health"

Nurses urge CDC to reinstate universal masking to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and protect RNs, essential workers, and the public

NNU strongly urges the CDC to reinstate universal masking, irrespective of vaccination status.

National Nurses United
July 13, 2021

Nurses in protective equipment

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
September 13, 2020

A nurse draws a smiley face on the back of a fellow health worker

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
July 24, 2020

Kisumu County medics

Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
July 10, 2020

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