Message from President Michelle Senkow
Hard to believe Dec/05 is here and Xmas cheer is in full swing. The units are very busy and I know many staff are working above and beyond for safe patient care- nursing is that kind of caring profession- keep up the great work you do and call us if you have concerns.
First of all I would like to say Thank You to the many people that attended the Local Annual General Meeting. Congratulations to the newly elected Executive and Committee members: Bruce Chatterton re-elected as 1st Vice-President and Diane Mak-Kaplan elected as Secretary & my reelection as President. We have a great team of enthusiastic and hard-working members.
We’ve received many calls about Overtime. Yes, you can request your overtime be paid in pay or time banked. Clear wording in the contract exists about this and your manager cannot make any special conditions. Call our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Vacation Planner time again and the planner will be POSTED on your unit on January 1- March 15/06. It is important to request all your vacation requests for the entire year from May 1/06-May1/07 inclusive of December.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe Christmas season, and a happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for your continued support and confidence.
Michelle M. Senkow RN, BScN