Forcing nurses to work full time
November 6, 2020 9:37am CST
The CISSS (Centre intégré de services sociaux et de santé) or in English the Integrated Health and social center in the Outaouais region (Canada) where I reside, is strongly considering forcing all registered nurses and nurses aid and patient attendant to work full time whether they want to or not. If they refuse, they can be fined. I really do not agree as it is not fair at all and all these health care workers have families and lives to live. I understand that COVID 19 is creating an unprecedented need for health care workers but to force them to work full time and even work overtime at all costs is simply ridiculous and will lead to a pandemic of its own amongst the health care workers. But one thing I will say is that I am so happy I am no longer a registered nurse myself but I pity all the health care workers throughout the world at this time.
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The nurses union in Quebec is not that strong so I think it will surely try to make a stand but it will eventually lose. Quebec is not a great province as some others when it comes to the Health care system. It is underfunded, understaffed etc. etc. But I surely hope that the union along with with its members is going to fight this head on...
Some health care workers walked off the job a couple weeks ago here in Alberta. Not Registered Nurses, the RPNs and others. They were protesting our gov't cutting jobs during this time. They were ordered back to work. They belong to a big union. Our current gov't. is eroding workers rights and our health care system as aggressively as they can.
Good morning paigea. Hope you are doing well. Yes I have heard about the terrible plight that Alberta is facing right now with COVID. We are also in the red zone where I reside and that is because of mostly young people who do not do what they need to do to stop the spread of the virus. Hope the situation will get better soon in your corner of the world.