Saskatchewan hospital supervisor grieves lack of overtime offered

Practice changed after HR department scrutiny
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/20/2018

Despite being the most senior person in her department eligible for overtime, a supervisor at a Yorkton, Sask., hospital was not offered extra shifts on multiple occasions.

Donna Brenner, home-care scheduling supervisor at the Sunrise Regional Health Authority (SRHA), filed a grievance on Oct. 7, 2016, after discovering she was not offered overtime shifts in September on three days (20, 25 and 30).

Brenner, who had worked for the employer more than 20 years, including 10 years as a supervisor, was advised by Pearl Blommaert, president of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4980, in December 2015 that overtime was to be offered to the most senior person in that department when it came up.