Feedback for Exemptions and Exclusions Under the Employment Standards Act

Pharmacist  ·  Nov. 24, 2017

I feel the College should provide the Ministry of Labour with a formal written submission on whether the profession’s exemptions from the Employment Standards Act, 2000 stating that it should NOT be maintained. I have heard of too many pharmacists work more than 12 hours without a break. I have heard of them working long shifts closing until midnight then opening at 7am the next day. As health care professionals, we should know best that this is NOT healthy for the pharmacist or for the patient. I do admit that I do not know the fall out of this. Meaning I would like more information as to being included in the Employment Standards Act would affect a pharmacist's CHOICE to work extra hours or overtime. But I'm glad my college is looking in to this because we need to do better for our patients. This has become a business more than a health care profession.

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