Okay, let’s all pull together. Again. Except that once again the workers are being asked to carry the load. Nurses and health care workers are being asked to volunteer, cancel vacation leave, even work unpaid overtime.
WHO NEEDS DOCTORS WHEN YOU’VE GOT BOSSES? That is the guiding principle behind a new Alberta public health order that gives employers near unquestioned authority to decide when workers infected with COVID-19 still need to come into work.
NURSES CAN’T CATCH A BREAK—or even take one. In Ontario, Premier Ford wants them to volunteer to work unpaid extra hours in COVID-19 immunization clinics. In Quebec, Premier Legault lets their bosses take away their vacations.