Your PECSH officers, negotiating team, and grievance reps all continue to meet regularly with management to push for necessary changes as we all adjust to our new COVID-19 reality. We have a long way to go, but we have some wins to share from this past week:
Effective yesterday, Sparrow implemented an additional 80 hour EPTO bank for full and part-time Caregivers with a positive COVID-19 test, work or non-work related. PECSH continues to work on extending this bank to our full membership, including per diem employees, and to increase the total number of EPTO hours available to COVID-19 positive Caregivers. We are also working to increase the conditions covered by EPTO hours to include necessary care for family members who require care as a result of COVID-19.
We are actively working to keep all Caregivers at work, including those who have been displaced from “non-essential” areas. You are likely to start seeing some of your PECSH colleagues stepping up to work outside of their regular classifications. We know this is likely to cause some confusion and tension as we all adjust to these new roles. Mutual respect and solidarity will get us through these strange times. Remember, we are all in this together!
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