Hello and Welcome to St. Boniface Nurses Local 5!
As a nurse employed by St. Boniface Hospital you are automatically a dues paying member of St Boniface Nurses Local 5 of the Manitoba Nurses Union. The Local 5 office is located across from the hospital at Suite 704 – 400 Taché Avenue.
Due to Covid-19 in-person hospital orientation has been suspended. In the past, hospital orientation afforded us the opportunity to meet new nurses in person at which time we would provide you with our information package. As in-person meetings are not possible as this time, we are providing you with that information here.
As a new nurse at SBH, it is important that you fill out a Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) membership form. This allows Local 5 and MNU provincial to add you to their membership. Submitting a membership form will also ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 as well as other issues, from Local 5 and the provincial MNU.
MNU membership application forms are available online via the MNU website https://manitobanurses.ca/. Click on Member Resources. Scroll down to the new membership application. Fill out the form (your facility is St. Boniface Hospital) and submit.
After you’ve submitted a new membership application, email email@example.com and request your MNU ID number. MNU will send you your MNU ID number along with instructions on how to access the MNU Portal to create your profile inclusive of a password.
Local 5 Executive
The Local 5 executive is comprised of the key executive (executive officers), unit reps, and committee chairpersons. The executive is responsible for addressing the needs and activities of the Local in between meetings of the Local.
Click here to view the Local 5 Executive for 2020-2021.
Financial Assistance Available to Local 5 members for Continuing Education
Financial assistance is available to Local 5 members for continuing education conferences and/or courses. Click here to view funding available.
Mandatory Overtime and Reassignment
For information regarding Mandatory Overtime click here.
For information regarding Reassignment click here.
Notification to Union of Mandatory Overtime/Reassignment (form)
This dual-use form is used by nurses to notify the Local 5 office when they have been mandated or reassigned. Click here for the notification form. Please print off a few copies so you have them on hand should you ever be mandated or reassigned.
Our office gathers statistics from the Mandatory Overtime and Reassignment notifications received. Those statistics are shared with the employer at Nursing Advisory Committee meetings and are provided to MNU provincial (so they are aware of what is happening at SBH).
Workplace Accident or Illness
Accidents in the workplace do happen, and people do become ill. For information on workplace accident or illness click here.
Workload Staffing Reports
Workload Staffing Reports (WSRs) are part of the MNU collective agreement and are a joint tool (union and employer) for problem-solving unresolved nursing issues.
Information regarding WSRs can be found on the MNU website https://manitobanurses.ca/. Click on Member Resources, then Workload Staffing Reports.
Filling Out a WSR
When you first identify a workload issue discuss the situation with your PTM/Supervisor. If the PTM’s/Supervisor’s response is not to your satisfaction or the situation remains unresolved, make notes and when you have time, fill out a WSR online https://workloadstaffing.manitobanurses.ca/ (You will need to know your MNU number and password.)
When a WSR has been filled out online by a SBH nurse, MNU sends a notification to Local 5. When the PTM/Supervisor responds to a WSR, MNU forwards the Local a copy of the completed report.
When our office receives a completed WSR from MNU, we send a notification to the WSR’s author. A copy of the WSR is then forwarded to the WSR Committee.
Workload Staffing Reports (WSR) Committee
Here at Local 5 we have our own Workload Staffing Reports committee that meets and reviews WSRs submitted by Local 5 members.
Click here to view a listing of the WSR Committee Reps.
Local 5 gathers statistics from the WSRs received and shares those with the employer at meetings of the Nursing Advisory Committee. (MNU provincial receives a copy of all WSRs completed online which form MNU’s provincial statistics).
We greatly appreciate the efforts made by nurses at St. Boniface Hospital in communicating their workload and staffing concerns via the WSR.
Social Media and Your Professional Practice
Social media and social networking can have a significant impact on your professional practice. Below is some information that you should know.
Other CRNM Resources
St. Boniface Nurses Local 5 Website
Our website contains a wide range of information specific to Local 5 members (nurses employed by St. Boniface Hospital). Some of information provided herein is also accessible elsewhere on our website.
Important Information - Things You Should Know