45% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION HAS NOT RECEIVED EVEN ONE DOSE OF THE COVID-19 VACCINE.

(*) We are 2.5 million nurses from around the world standing up to Big Pharma and the governments they have captured

(*) Right now, the World Trade Organization is considering a proposal that would help end the pandemic. This would temporarily waive patent protections on vaccine recipes.

(*) But the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland,Norway, and Singapore are blocking it, endangering millions of lives around the world.

(*) We demand an urgent investigation into the obstruction of the waiver by these Covid-19 criminals.

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At 100,000 signatures, this petition will reach the UN Human Rights Council

I stand with the nurses in their fight for global vaccine equity.


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THE COALITION

Nurses unions from 28 countries representing over 2.5 million healthcare workers, coordinated by Global Nurses United and Progressive International are uniting against Covid-19 criminals

Global Nurses United represents more than 30 leading nurses and healthcare workers unions on every continent.
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The Progressive International launched in May 2020 with a mission to unite, organize, and mobilize progressive forces around the world.
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AUSTRALIA
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

Australia’s largest national union and professional nursing and midwifery organization, represents the professional, industrial and political interests of over 300,000 nurses, midwives and carers.

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BRAZIL
Federação Nacional dos Enfermeiros
, is the only national union entity that represents more than 632,000 nurses in Brazil.

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CANADA
Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions 
is the national voice for nearly 200,000 nurses and student nurses across Canada.

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CANADA
Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) 
is a labour organization that represents 76 000 nurses, licensed practical nurses, respiratory therapists and clinical perfusionists who work in health institutions throughout Quebec. It is a feminist organization with an almost 90% female membership, dedicated to defending its members and the patients in the public health network.

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COSTA RICA
Asociación Nacional de Profesionales en Enfermería (A.N.P.E.)
, with 84 years of union life, the only professional union of nurses in the country with 3,400 members in the Costa Rican public sector.

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CURAÇAO
Curaçaose Bond Van Werknemers in Verplegende en Verzorgende Instgellingen 
is a trade union representing over 2,000 health care employees across Curaçao.

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GREECE
Pan-Hellenic Federation of Nursing Staff (PASONOP) 
has 5,000 RN and assistant nurse members nationwide working in the public health care sector.

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GUATEMALA
El Sindicato Nacional de los Trabadores de Salud de Guatemala, 
with more than 30,000 members throughout the country, is the largest health union in Guatemala and has in its ranks Professionals, Technicians and Service Personnel in General.

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HONDURAS
Asociación Nacional de Enfermeras/os Auxiliares de Honduras 
represents 7,300 nursing members in the Honduran health care system.

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INDIA
United Nurses Association, 
with over 500,000 members, is the largest trade union of nurses in India.

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IRELAND
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation
, with more than 40,000 members nationally, is the largest trade union and professional association of registered nurses and midwives in Ireland.

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ISRAEL
Israeli Nurses Association 
is the largest professional association of Israeli nurses with 30,000 Jewish and Arab members.

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ITALY
Nursind
, with over 47,000 members nationwide, is the largest union of nurses in Italy.

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KENYA
Kenya National Union of Nurses
, representing more than 30,000 registered nurses by the Nursing Council of Kenya, is registered under the Labour Relations Act and represents nurses both in public and private hospitals.

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MALAWI
National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi
,with a membership of 4,000 nurses and midwives, safeguards the professional interests, and socioeconomic welfare of nurses and midwives in Malawi.

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NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand Nurses Organisation
, with more than 53,000 members nationwide, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in New Zealand.

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PARAGUAY
Asociación Paraguaya de Enfermería 
is the national nurses’ union of Paraguay with 2,000 members.

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PHILIPPINES
Filipino Nurses United
, the only national nurses labor association in the Philippines, represents 10,000 nurses in the public and private sector nationwide.

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PORTUGAL
Sindicato dos Enfermeiros Portugueses
, the most representative and largest union of nurses in Portugal, represents about half of the registered nurses working in the public sector.

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RWANDA
Rwanda Nurses and Midwives Union
, with over 10,000 members, promotes the interests of nurses and midwives throughout Rwanda by protecting their professional image and improving their socio-economic standing.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Enfermeria
, with more than 8,000 members, fights for the rights of Dominican nursing.

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SOUTH AFRICA
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) 
is a national nursing association and a representative organisation of nurses and nursing in South Africa, advancing the aspirations of nurses and advocating for their growth as both professionals and workers in the workplace, representing 82,000 nurses.

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SOUTH KOREA
Korean Health and Medical Workers’ Union
, is Korea's representative labor union for each industry in the health care sector, representing 80,000 union members, including nurses.

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SPAIN
El Sindicato de Enfermería (SATSE)
, with more than 130,000 registered nurses in Spain, is the organization with the highest union representation of all public health in their country.

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SRI LANKA
Government Nursing Officers' Association
, with more than 25,000 members nationwide, is the largest union of registered nurses in Sri Lanka.

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TAIWAN
Taiwan Nurses Union
, the first nurses’ union in Taiwan, kept working on issues in all aspects of nurses and their working condition with energy and sustainability in its tenth year.

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UGANDA
Uganda Nurses and Midwives Union 
is an independent, non-partisan, non-discriminatory professional union representing over 5,000 nurses and midwives in Uganda

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
National Nurses United
, with more than 175,000 members nationwide, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States.

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URUGUAY
Sindicato Unico de Enfermeria del Uruguay (SUEU)
, which represents more than 5,000 nurses, is the largest nurses' union in Uruguay.

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james.schneider@progressive.international