As a nurse you can contribute to making your union work for you through:
Support your co-workers when an issue arises that affects them. Remember, if something impacts on one nurse there is potential for it to impact on other nurses as well.
Support those elected to the Local executive. Let them know of your concerns. We cannot help you if we are not aware of an issue.
Support your Local bargaining representative (Local 5 president) during times of negotiations.