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Protecting Your Professional Practice: Long-term Care

Long-term care has been overcome with professional practice concerns, staffing deficits, and excessive workload that prevents registered nurses from providing appropriate resident care. Residents deserve the same quality and quantity of healthcare services and care as any other patient within our healthcare system. Registered nurses are obligated to follow regulatory body requirements outlined…

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Amendments to the Sask. Employment Act

On November 3, 2022, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced the following amendments to the Saskatchewan Employment Act as Bill No. 91: Clarification of the definition of a worker to include secondary and post-secondary students, as well as volunteers and contractors, so that they are covered by the provisions in Part III of the Act. Requiring all employers to have a violence policy and to…

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Changes to Disability Income Plan

November 30, 2022 SUN wishes to advise members of two important changes to the Disability Income Plan that are effective immediately. 3sHealth now accepts the Attending Physician Initial Statement forms and ongoing medical from Nurse Practitioners, without restrictions, when applying…

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Telephone Calls at Home While on Standby — Interpretation and Compensation

November 18, 2022 SUN would like to make all members aware that on October 25, 2022, we reached a settlement with the SHA regarding the interpretation and rates of pay for members receiving telephone calls at home while on standby.   The SHA has agreed to the following as it relates to telephone calls at home (Article 7.16) and being brought back to duty when on standby (Article…

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SETTLEMENT ACHIEVED: SUN Policy Grievance: SHA Proof of Vaccine Policy Directive

September 20, 2022 SUN is extremely pleased to advise that we have been successful in reaching a settlement with the SHA regarding the grievance filed related to the SHA Proof of Vaccine Policy Directive.   The negotiated settlement includes the following key points: Any discipline imposed by the Employer in relation to the Policy Directive will be removed and retracted from…

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