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.



Covid-19 Information

 

“The Manitoba Nurses Union is providing up to date information regarding COVID-19 and its impacts on nurses. This information can be found at:

 

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us at Local 5.

We are thinking of you all every day on the frontlines. Take care and stay well!

 

Karen and Sheila

 

 

St. Boniface Nurses Local 5 - Celebrating 50 Years

 

St. Boniface Nurses Local 5 was certified by the Manitoba Labour Board on October 21, 1969.  Our first annual meeting took place on February 29, 1970 at the Champs Motor Inn.  Tickets were $1.00 per person and Eaton’s gave a gift of a “cream sachet” for each person attending.

  

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The Local 5 AGM took place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

 

To celebrate 50 years of service to Local 5 members, throughout 2020 we will be holding a monthly draw to give a little something back to Local 5 members.

 

An online number generator will be used to select a line in our membership.  Whoever is listed in that line will be the winner of that month’s draw.  We will then contact the member by email (or by phone if no email is listed in our membership) and will they will have 14 days to contact our office regarding picking up their prize.

 

All members who are listed in our Local 5 membership database at the time of the draw will be eligible to win that month’s draw (which will take place during the last week of each month).

 

Each month’s prize is a $50 gift card/certificate to a local business.  Here’s what we will be drawing for each month:

 

 January                Fromagerie Bothwell, 136 Provencher Blvd. - recipient Jason C.

 February               Chocolatiere Constance Pop, 180 Provencher Blvd. - recipient Tamara P.

 March                   Blackbird Brasserie, 101 – 300 Taché Ave.

 April                     Norwood Hotel (Pauline & the Wood Tavern), 112 Marion St.

 May                      The Common, 1 Forks Market Rd.

 June                      Dug & Betty’s Ice Creamery & Café, 309 Des Meurons St.

 July                       Pasquale’s Italian Ristorante, 109 Marion St.

 August                   Café Postal, 202 Provencher Blvd

 September             Santa Lucia Pizza, 4 St. Mary’s Rd.

 October                  Lovey’s BBQ, 2 – 208 Marion St.

 November               Chaise Café & Lounge, 271 Provencher Blvd.

 December               Inferno’s Bistro, 312 Des Meurons St.

  

Good luck everyone!



Local 5 Elections 2020

 

Local 5 elections for 2020/2021 took place at our annual general meeting held Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

 

Key Executive (Officer) positions:

  •    President- Karen Sadler is entering the second year of her two year term which continues to April 30, 2021.   
  •    Vice-President - Sheila Holden was re-elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2020.
  •    Treasurer - Renate Scheffer-King was re-elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2020.
  •    Secretary - Laura Schattner was re-elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2020.

 

 Committees


Nominating Committee 

  • Laura Schattner was elected for a one year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021) by acclamation January 6, 2020
  • Therese Santos, Renate Scheffer-King, and Janelle Mulaire were each elected at our AGM for a one year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021)


Workload/Staffing Reports Committee

  • Barb Knight and Krizel Watson are entering the second year of their two year term which continues to April 30, 2021.
  • Renate Scheffer-King was elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2020.  Renate will continue to serve as committee chair.
  • Laura Schattner was elected for a two-year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022) by acclamation January 6, 2020.
  • There were no further nominations at our AGM.


Joint Education Fund Committee 

  • Joceline de Graaf is entering the second year of her two year term which continues to April 30, 2021.
  • Lianne Bjornson and Marc Mulaire were each elected at our AGM for a two year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022)
  • Sara Volpatti was elected at our AGM for a one year term (May 1, 2020 - Aprill 30, 2021)


Workplace Safety & Health Committee

  •  Janeth Ty is entering the second year of her two year term which continues to April 30, 2021.
  •  Rebecca Manders was elected at our AGM for a two year term (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2022).

 

Voting Delegates to the 2021 MNU AGM

 

 

Voting Delegates to the 2021 MNU AGM in Brandon

1.            President1 Karen Sadler

2.            Vice President1 Sheila Holden

3.            Secretary1 Laura Wickstrom

4.            Treasurer1 Renate Scheffer

5.            Barbara Knight2

6.            Andrea Brown2

7.            Mary Woloszyn2

 

1 The president, vice president, secretary and treasurer are automatically voting delegates

2 Elected by acclamation January 6, 2020

 

The following were elected at our AGM as voting delegates to the 2021 MNU AGM.

8.            Krizel Watson

9.            Robin Catton

10.          Keely Ives

11.          Sara Volpatti

12.          Meaghan Syganiec

13.          Barbara Signer-Delorme

14.          Linda Jackson

15.          Janelle Mulaire

16.          Marc Mulaire

17           Aline Durand

18.          Joceline de Graaf

19.          Yolanda de Pape

20.          Rebecca Wazny

21.          Steve Clemis

22.          Rachael Friesen

Alt # 1    Louise Skowron

Alt #2     Therese Santos



Unit Representatives


The following units have representatives for 2020/2021 (May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021):

4AS                                                              Kim Strong

7AS                                                              Laura Schattner

L2/B2/NFA                                                    Krizel Watson (NFA)

PARR                                                            Yolanda de Pape

Med/Surg Resource Team (virtual unit)            Meaghan Syganiec

A5 Cardiology                                                Meaghan Syganiec

ACCU                                                            Rebecca Manders

Pacemaker/ICD Clinic                                      Linda Jackson

Y2 Cardiac Clinics                                           Barb Knight

6AW AP/Gyne                                                 Louise Skowron

LDR                                                               Sara Volpatti & Renate Scheffer-King

3MCU                                                             Mary Woloszyn

NICU                                                              Tamara Leclerc & Rachael Friesen

Woman & Child Resource Team (virtual unit)      Claudette Beaton

Educators (virtual unit)                                    Monica Whiteway

5E Medicine                                                    Nicole Johnson

6AS CAU/L2 IMCU                                           Chetan Salwan (6AW)

Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis/Renal RT         Janelle Mulaire & Marc Mulaire

Emergency & MLA                                            Keely Ives, Laurie Baxter, & Robin Catton

Specialty Resource Team (virtual unit)               Meaghan Syganiec

Diagnostic Imaging                                          Therese Santos


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.