Respectful Workplace Program
– Pertaining to WRHA policy 60.10.040
All WRHA staff are entitled to a respectful work environment free of disrespectful behavior including discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, personal harassment and workplace violence.
If you are struggling with a respectful workplace issue or have questions please call or email our office to discuss and review and also to lodge a complaint. We can provide you with the policy and a complaint form but also to support you through the process. It is the Employers responsibility to develop, implement and communicate fair and timely procedures which address allegations or concerns in regards to disrespectful behavior. It is their responsibility to investigate and deal with issues in a timely manner. Meetings will be held with a Human Resources representative to discuss concerns privately with the member with Union presence.
Further intervention and resolutions which may include mediated or facilitated meetings with complainant and respondent if deemed appropriate and or helpful. The investigation and discussions should be addressed within 90 days. A grievance may be filed on behalf of the member/complainant if the Employer is perceived to have condoned or failed to end the harassment/abuse on behalf of respondent, or if it is perceived that discipline imposed is unfair and unreasonable.
Work Situation Report (WSR) sometimes referred to as Work Overload
Per the most recent Collective Agreement, a joint Committee has been formed to review and refresh and possibly streamline the WSR as we have heard from our members that these reports are labor intensive, and do not always apply to a specific area. MNU provincially has done a lot of research on WSR’s and in the most recent Collective Agreement, both the Employer and the MNU have renewed and refreshed the language and commitment to the process of addressing nurse’s workplace concerns.
Please download the Nursing Workload Presentation (pdf).