Fifth Day of Christmas

5th day of Christmas – Forced Overtime

Health care workers are often mandated to remain at work or to return to work without adequate rest periods between shifts.  In some areas, members have reported working in excess of 16 hours or being on standby and returning to the workplace as many as three times during the night.  This constant burden upon our members is largely due to insufficient staffing numbers.  It’s hard to recruit and retain workers with stagnate wages, unsafe care environments and a lack of institutional support.

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The Future is Accessible: International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019

The United Nations has established each December 3rd as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The theme 2019 is The Future is Accessible. IDPD is a day intended, “to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase...

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