Vacation, schedule, assignment, bargaining unit work
As per the Ontario Regulation 74/20, an Order made under subsection 7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act:
The Employer are authorized to take, with respect to work deployment and staffing, any reasonably necessary measure to respond to, prevent and alleviate the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for patients.
Below are some of the points extracted from the Regulation (Please refer to the Regulation for details):
Redeploying staff within different locations in (or between) facilities of the health service provider.
Redeploying staff to provide assistance within a long-term care home
Changing the assignment of work, including assigning non-bargaining unit employees or contractors to perform bargaining unit work.
Changing the scheduling of work or shift assignments.
Deferring or cancelling vacations, absences or other leaves, regardless of whether such vacations, absences or leaves are established by statute, regulation, agreement or otherwise.
Employing extra part-time or temporary staff or contractors, including for the purposes of performing bargaining unit work.
Using volunteers to perform work, including to perform bargaining unit work
Providing appropriate training or education as needed to staff and volunteers to achieve the purposes of a redeployment plan.
NB. The order is revoked on June 19, 2020, unless it is extended.