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


Local 5 Elections for 2019/2020 will take place at our annual geneneral meeting on Wedensday, March 6, 2019.  Nominations for Key Executive positions and Committee members close January 5, 2019.


 The following Committees are up for election in 2019:


Nominating Committee - four to be elected each for a one year term

Workload/Staffing Reports Committee - one to be elected each for a two year term

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


Unit reps are elected at the unit level.


Nomination forms are available forms are available from unit reps or by contacting the Local 5 office.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Local 5 elections, please contact the Local 5 office.

Mandatory Overtime Crisis at St. Boniface Hospital 


For information regarding the mandatory overtime crisis at St. Boniface Hospital please visit the Mandatory Overtime tab to the left.


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.