Charting Vital Signs: Examining current caselaw and legislation in the healthcare sector

In this webinar, panelists will examine recent cases and legislative updates impacting employees in the healthcare sector. Topics to be addressed in the session and materials include:

• Recent decisions regarding the enforceability of wage restraint legislation;
• Noteworthy interest arbitration decisions addressing factors such as inflation and staffing and recruitment;
• Recently negotiated collective agreements in the healthcare sector and emerging trends in collective agreement clauses;
• Trends in healthcare privatization and recent legislation introduced in several provinces restructuring the organization and delivery of healthcare services;
• Recent Labour Board decisions addressing illegal strike activity, statutory freeze violations, and contracting out and the use of agency workers;
• Noteworthy grievance arbitration decisions addressing key workplace issues such as discrimination and discipline; and
• Legislative and other government initiatives aimed at addressing staff shortages, recruitment and retention, and burnout in the healthcare sector.
• What do arbitrators in the healthcare sector have to say about:
o Staffing shortages;
o Use of agency workers;
o Recruitment and retention;
o Inflation;
o Contracting out;
o Mandatory vaccination;
o Burnout;
o Abuse of residence; and
o Assaults on staff.

Final selection of topics will take place in the weeks prior to the webinar, ensuring coverage of the latest and most significant developments.