Eve/Noc Staff Vacation Pay Including Usual Differential

  1. I have worked the night shift for many years and have always received vacation pay at my base rate (no shift differential). Does anyone work at a hospital where the night or evening staff's vacation pay includes your usual shift differential?
    Thank you.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   CC NRSE
    I have worked at two other hospital, neither of which paid vacation, sick time with shift diff. But the hospital I currently work at does pay with shift diff.
  4. by   P_RN
    Nope, we got vaca and sick pay at base rate too.
  5. by   galenight
    Not here either.. Sure wish they did. It can surely hurt the pocketbook when you take that vacation less 10-20%. I also usually get house supervisor pay (hardly anything, but still...) and that is also not a part of vacation/sick/ holiday pay. Perhaps someday someone will realize that many people work these shifts for the extra money and are dependent on said money.
  6. by   nurs4kids
    Nope..all base pay here. Bummer, eh?
  7. by   LadyLurker
    I'm in Canada, working in a unionized nursing home, so it may be different than in the States.
    According to our collective agreement, we get 2% of our gross wages for each week of vacation we are entitled to. For example, I have 5 weeks vacation each year, so on each pay, I accumulate 10% of my earnings, before deductions, for vacation.
    Technically, I guess I do receive shift differential in that, as I work straight night shift.
  8. by   kewlnurse
    We get our diff but realize that nocs is only $1.50 (BFD) and we get no weekend diff.

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