Agreements / Spotlights

Learn about some of the most common Collective Agreement issues for nurses. UNA produces a collection of Spotlight posters that highlight important articles of your Collective Agreement.

Article 3: Recognition
Asked to work for free?192.00 KB
Article 5: Dues
Provincial contract gives Locals time for new member orientation185.69 KB
Article 7: Hours of Work and Scheduling Provisions
Designated Days of Rest201.58 KB
Duty during meal breaks requires notice and proper pay223.41 KB
Employer can't change posted schedules without 14 days notice231.75 KB
Nurses need their breaks191.13 KB
Reporting Pay for Full-time and Part-time employees150.62 KB
Requesting to change days of rest219.05 KB
Article 8: Overtime
16 hours of work is the maximum187.88 KB
Don't get talked out of your overtime198.36 KB
Overtime should be paid for time spent correcting Employer 237.71 KB
Paying out overtime hours182.94 KB
Article 9: On-Call Duty/Call Back
Employees assigned on-call duty must be paid for telephone consultations167.12 KB
Employees will receive at least 14 days notice for changes to on-call period182.31 KB
Get paid for every hour on call228.59 KB
Requesting off-duty time221.30 KB
Article 13: Evaluations and Personnel File
Nurses should not be doing Managers' work222.94 KB
Article 14: Promotions
Changing Full-Time Equivalency234.70 KB
Article 16: Responsibility Allowance
Preceptor Allowance214.48 KB
Working In Charge? Get charge pay130.25 KB
Article 17: Vacations with Pay
Vacation approval delayed or pending?186.68 KB
Vacation Scheduling143.60 KB
Article 18: Named Holidays
Employers cannot just payout named holidays222.13 KB
Floater Holiday Payout215.92 KB
Named Holidays and Part-Time Employees214.66 KB
Overtime and Call Back worked on a Named Holiday229.11 KB
Article 19: Sick Leave
28 days notice before returning to work after long-term disability193.36 KB
Employers must pay costs for Physician's note253.90 KB
Know your Rights: OH&S and Sick Leave192.54 KB
On Sick Leave and called in by OH&S?220.53 KB
Protect your rights after an extended absence215.21 KB
Submitting proof of illness to the employer and its agents129.80 KB
Article 21: Prepaid Health Benefits
Appealing denied drug benefit claims223.26 KB
Benefits for Part-Time and Temporary Employees209.61 KB
Article 22: Leaves of Absence
Five Days of Education Leave for work on a degree243.68 KB
Using Personal Leave Days204.69 KB
Article 29: Pension Plans
UNA members urged to claim their 2-per-cent RRSP supplement166.01 KB
Article 30: Part-Time
Casual Employees eligible for overtime216.99 KB
Casual Employees not required to work a minimum number of shifts193.06 KB
Designated Day of Rest: Payment for Additional Shifts129.65 KB
Part-time Employees working on scheduled days of rest191.34 KB
Article 35: Professional Development
Overtime for compulsory in-services239.10 KB
Rate of Pay on Professional Development Days177.12 KB
Article 36: Professional Responsibility
Professional Responsibility Concern201.74 KB
Article 44: Mobility
Nurses protected from shuffling183.33 KB
Temporary transfers in emergency situations126.05 KB
Elections
You can vote in municipal elections148.19 KB
You can vote in provincial elections122.33 KB
Letter of Hire
Document your job197.88 KB
Letter of Understanding
Eligibility for Long Service Pay213.40 KB
Supervision
Supervision of Health Care Aides141.40 KB

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