HSA surveying members about on call concerns

Health Sciences Association is conducting a random survey of members who work on call or experience call-back. The on line survey, which is being conducted by Viewpoints Research, will sample the views of several hundred HSA members around the province over the next three weeks.

The survey is the result of concerns, raised by the membership, that being required to be on call and work call backs can lead to staff getting insufficient rest between shifts. As part of the new collective agreement, the employer and unions including HSA committed to a working group to review current practices and provide recommendations to reduce the need for overtime and call back.

Members who have been invited to participate are urged to share their views and help us learn more about the problem and possible solutions. The survey is completely confidential and individual responses will not be reviewed by HSA or the employer.

The Insufficient Off-duty Hours Working Group will develop a report with recommendations by September 30, 2011.