Self Scheduling. The Home and the Union may agree to implement a self-scheduling process. Self-scheduling is the mechanism by which employees in a Home create their own work schedules. The purpose of self scheduling is to improve job satisfaction and quality of work life for the participating employees. Self scheduling requires a collaboration of employees and management to ensure proper coverage of the Home and to meet the provisions of the Collective Agreement. It is agreed that self scheduling will be negotiated locally by the Home and the Union and will include a trial period. Each Home must have the majority agreement of the full-time and part-time employees who vote on the issue to agree on a trial period of up to six months. Once the trial period is complete, each Home must have a minimum of 66⅔% agreement of the full-time and part-time employees who vote on the issue to continue with the new schedule on a permanent basis.
Self Scheduling. (a) The Association (full time and/or part-time employee groups) and the Alliance agree in principle to the concept of self-scheduling. Should the Alliance or the employees wish to implement self-scheduling on a particular unit, they shall do so according to the following criteria, initially on a trial basis:
Self Scheduling. To afford maximum flexibility, the on-call 8 nurses will self-schedule to cover shifts, including any alternative number of days 9 in a pay period. On-call nurses may voluntarily adjust their schedule after 10 posting in coordination with the other on-call nurse. If the on-call nurses are 11 unable to reach agreement on a schedule, the nurse manager will make the final 12 decision. All schedule adjustments must be communicated in advance to the 13 nurse manager. On-call nurses earned leave use will be covered by the back-up 14 call system as outlined in 8.11. 15
Self Scheduling i) The Bargaining Unit will hold a secret ballot vote and if ninety percent (90%) of the members of the Bargaining Unit are in favour of self-scheduling, it will be implemented beginning July 1, 2000. A nurse may choose not to participate in self-scheduling and in that instance, she/he will remain on the master schedule.
Self Scheduling. The Association and the Hospital agree in principle to the concept of self- scheduling. Self-scheduling is the collective responsibility of the nurses involved to ensure the proper coverage of the unit and to ensure that all provisions of the Collective Agreement are respected at all times. Should the Hospital or the nurses wish to implement self-scheduling on a particular unit, the nurses shall do so in writing to the Employer and the Association. The Employer shall do so in writing to the Association.
Self Scheduling. Nothing herein shall be construed as limiting or discouraging the current practice of allowing, subject to management approval, preliminary and unofficial self-scheduling by regular nurses of posted work schedules on particular units, and self-scheduling by nurses who are in positions or who assume approved responsibilities for specific clinical service assignments. Regular nurses have until the 12th of the preceding month to submit schedule preferences. Nurses’ self-scheduling preferences will be given priority in the following order: regular nurses, relief nurses, temporary nurses, travelers. Current practices for the self-scheduling of administrative time, committee participation, educational opportunities and work in excess of the nurse’s work period or work shift shall also continue, subject to management approval.