Workload Staffing Reports

Workload Staffing Reports

Heavy workloads compromise our ability to deliver safe, quality patient care. That's why workload is one of our highest priorities - and why it's so important that we're able to provide evidence of workload issues to the employer.


Reporting every incident: 

Over 60 per cent of our members cite workload and its consequences - long hours, burnout, stress and more - as the most important issue nurses face. It's important for nurses to report every incident where unreasonable workloads are hurting patient care. MNU Provincial Office is asking every local leader to send in their local's or worksite's forms as soon as possible.

A better reporting process: 

We also know a lot of incidents still go unreported. After a long, difficult shift, filling out a form can be the last thing an exhausted nurse wants to do - especially a form that can be unclear or cumbersome. Streamlining those forms and improving the way we document workload issues is important for nurses and employers. 

That's why the Workload Staffing Committee made the new Workload Staffing Report (WSR) forms more concise and easier to complete. Stay tuned for updates regarding the launch of an online WSR form in fall 2018 and early 2019!

Faster, more appropriate employer responses: 

Our staff are working hard, inputting and analyzing every Workload Staffing Report we receive. And a key part of our bargaining strategy is to develop contract language that requires employers to respond quickly and appropriately when you file a report.


The real solution is addressing workload: 

Better reporting is important, but it's a means to an end. Our goal in bargaining is to improve our contract to address workload, nurse fatigue and patient safety.


VIDEO: Improving Care with Workload Staffing Reports

PowerPoint Tutorial

Click here for MNU's PowerPoint tutorial of WSRs and what's changed in the new forms.

Fact Sheet & Backgrounder

Click here for MNU's WSR fact sheet about the new WSR forms and background information on their use.

Process Chart

Click here for the process chart illustrating the WSR form process involving members, union representatives and the employer.

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