Mandatory Overtime

Mandatory Overtime

The following information is being provided to ensure that members are aware of the issues surrounding any occurrence of mandatory overtime. We hope this will help to reduce any confusion and/or misunderstandings surrounding this issue.


The employer can only mandate overtime as a last resort. They must have exhausted all avenues prior to mandating overtime. For example:

  • voluntary overtime of qualified nurses (regardless of home unit and/or occupational classification)
  • part-time nurses – additional shifts
  • casuals


Do's & Don't of Mandatory Overtime - PDF download


Notification to Union of Mandatory Overtime & Reassignment form - PDF download


Mandatory Overtime at St. Boniface Hospital


To view incidences of mandatory overtime by unit and month for 2019 (to November 30) - click here.


Please note that these numbers only reflect the mandatory overtime reported to the Local 5 office - we believe the actual incidences of mandatory overtime is  higher.  We also know that this mandatory overtime is in addition to the voluntary hours of OT that many of you are working.