Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weeke

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Quebec’s largest nurses’?union?says health-care workers are beyond exhausted as they continue to feel the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic?and that the use of mandatory overtime to cover staffing shortages must?end.

The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec:1639076029129,?(FIQ) says that’s why more than?30,000 of its members in a dozen regionsThe Winnipeg doctor, they, including MontrealThe University Health Network at Toronto,?are refusing to work extra hours this weekend.

On Friday, the union?sent formal notices to local and provincial health authorities?informing them of this weekend’s plans. It also?issued?a deadline of Nov.which dictates COVID-19 safety measures based on hospitalization numbers?15 to ban the practice of forced overtime entirely or?face action from the FIQ.

“We never know what time we are going to leave work,” said Patrick Guay, vice-president?of the FIQ’s department of labour relations.

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