What's New

Important Updates and Notices

The information posted on our What's New page are timely pieces important to our Local 5 Nurses.


Please refer to this page to keep up to date regarding changes and new developments.


Local 5 Elections 2020

 

Local 5 elections will take place at our annual general meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  All Local 5 members in good standing are encouraged to become active participants in the Local.

 

Unit representatives are elected from each unit prior to the Local 5 annual general meeting.  Two nurses can be co-unit reps if they wish to share the responsibility.

 

Current unit reps - please note that your term of office ends April 30, 2020.  If you wish to continue in your role as unit rep May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021,  please submit a nominations form.

 

If your unit is currently without a rep and you are interested in becoming a unit rep, please fill out and submit a nominations form.

 

The following Key Executive (Officer) positions were elected by acclamation January 6 in 2020:

 

  •    Vice-President - Sheila Holden has been re-elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022)
  •    Treasurer - Renate Scheffer-King has been re-elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022)
  •    Secretary - Laura Schattner was been re-elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022)

 

The following Committees are up for election in 2020:


Nominating Committee 

  • Laura Schattner was elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2022
  • three to be elected each for a one-year term


Workload/Staffing Reports Committee

  • Renate Scheffer-King and Laura Schattner were each elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2022
  • one to be elected for a two-year term; one to be elected for a one-year term.


Joint Education Fund Committee - two to be elected each for a two-year term; one to be elected for a one-year term.


Workplace Safety & Health Committee - one to be elected for a two-year 

 

Anyone who wishes to be nominated for a position should fill out and submit a nominations form.

 

To view the various position descriptions click here.

 

For a Nominations form click here.

 

Completed nomination forms should be sent to the Local 5 office (via inter-hospital mail; fax 204-237-3927; or scanned and emailed to info@stbonifacenurseslocal5.ca).

 

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact the Local 5 office.

 

Laura Schattner, RN BN

Chair, Nominations Committee

 

 

Mandating from evenings into the night shift of a vacation day

 

 Vacation is represented by a 24 hour period.  Therefore a vacation day begins at 00:01 hrs.

 

The employer has confirmed that you cannot be mandated from an evening shift into a night when your vacation is scheduled for the day following an evening shift.

 

This understanding was  communicated by the employer to PTMs and supervisors on January 26, 2018.

 

As per article 1503 of the collective agreement - the night shift is the first shift of the day.

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, please do not hesistate to contac the Local 5 office.