End Mandatory OT for Nurses
The NDP has introduced Bill 205 The Restricting Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Act w to stop the practice of using mandatory overtime to staff nurses at hospitals.
Under Brian Pallister, nurses are mandated to work overtime almost daily. It’s created a crisis of burnout and exhaustion for front line health workers and it puts patients at risk.
The NDP’s bill will force the Pallister government to fill nursing vacancies and, with some safety exceptions, end the practice of using mandatory overtime as a staff tool rather than a last resort.