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Does any one work in a unionized facility

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[TD=width: 638] If you work in a unionized facility can you share your experience with me. This is for a class project

1. Benefits of Unionization

2. Limitations of Unionization

3. Issues Faced in the Health Care Setting

4. Strategies to Resolve Conflict and Enhance Employment Conditions

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I can make this nice and short...its a joke.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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[TD=width: 638] If you work in a unionized facility can you share your experience with me. This is for a class project

1. Benefits of Unionization

2. Limitations of Unionization

3. Issues Faced in the Health Care Setting

4. Strategies to Resolve Conflict and Enhance Employment Conditions

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Since this is your assignment, what has your research demonstrated so far? There are quite a few peer-reviewed journal articles on the website. Many healthcare unions have websites with a wealth of information. Your last two subjects don't seem to be directly related to unionization of hospitals or healthcare facilities but the overall healthcare work environment.

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Well i also wanted to hear from some one who have worked a unionized facility, thanks for you input though

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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!. I am ensured fair treatment by my employer and reasonably good working conditions. plus I have recourse if I have a problem. If I get in any kind of trouble I can have a union rep present during any meetings with a supervisor/manager. My rights are protected.

2.It's is really a long process to get rid of bad employees.

3. Our issues? Lack of staff.

4. Our reps try to fight for stuff every time there is a new contract being negotiated.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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!. I am ensured fair treatment by my employer and reasonably good working conditions. plus I have recourse if I have a problem. If I get in any kind of trouble I can have a union rep present during any meetings with a supervisor/manager. My rights are protected.

2.It's is really a long process to get rid of bad employees.

3. Our issues? Lack of staff.

4. Our reps try to fight for stuff every time there is a new contract being negotiated.

Isn't a significant part of Canadian healthcare is unionized?

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loriangel14 is a RN and specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

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Yes much of it is.

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Isn't a significant part of Canadian healthcare is unionized?

In my province, all public hospitals and public nursing homes are unionized. Many of the not for profit nursing homes/LTCs are unionized.

There are huge issues right now because the government fund part of care in private facilities. They are given funds to cover union wages for RNs, LPNs, and care aides. However, management does not pay union wages to their staff and lay off anyone who tries to unionize. They are pocketing their staffs wages. They are under investigation

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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In my province, all public hospitals and public nursing homes are unionized. Many of the not for profit nursing homes/LTCs are unionized.

There are huge issues right now because the government fund part of care in private facilities. They are given funds to cover union wages for RNs, LPNs, and care aides. However, management does not pay union wages to their staff and lay off anyone who tries to unionize. They are pocketing their staffs wages. They are under investigation

I have Canadian family via marriage (GTA) and they were surprised that my nursing job was non union. Even more shocked that the majority of nursing jobs in my area (public, not-for-profit and private, save for school nurses) are non-union.

Outside nursing I've worked union and non-union jobs. There are advantages and disadvantages to both sides

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Moved to AN's Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union forum...see the threads posted here for more info on topic.

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I just want to say thanks to everyone for sharing with me, I really appreciate this. It is really interesting to hear what some one has to say oppose to reading an article.

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Thank you, i really appreciate your response. I am a new nurse and i haven't work in a union so i really appreciate the input of some one who has. Thank you

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