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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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Global Nurses United leaders urge World Trade Organization to support waiver to provide equitable and speedy vaccine access

Leaders of an international federation of nurse and health care worker unions from 27 countries, Global Nurses United (GNU), sent a letter today to the World Trade Organization (WTO), urging that it take immediate action “to dramatically mitigate and eventually end the catastrophic death and suffering caused by the Covid-19 pandemic” and “to ensure equitable and speedy vaccine production and distribution.”

Global Nurses United
March 9, 2021

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Global Nurses United demands World Health Organization strengthen Covid-19 guidance

Global Nurses United (GNU), a federation of the world’s premiere nurse and health care worker unions, today sent a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), demanding that the WHO strengthen its guidance on Covid-19.

Global Nurses United
November 19, 2020

NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo with nurses demanding appropriate protection against Covid-19

National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN named as TIME 100 most influential people in the world

Bonnie Castillo, RN, executive director of National Nurses United has been named by TIME to the 2020 TIME 100, its annual list of the most influential people in the world. “This award is a great honor for all of our nurse members, across the country, and for nurses everywhere, union and non-union,” said Castillo.

National Nurses United
September 22, 2020

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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

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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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