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Changing time: the government should increase pressure on the hospital lists

The Union VPOD will not let loose. You want the hospitals to recognize the time in which the personnel moves, as time and credit. Michèle Dünki-battig, the President of the VPOD Zürich and SP certain day, today submitted to the cantonal Parliament again an Interpellation on the subject.

Together with the Canton of Kathy Steiner (Green), and Judith Anna Stofer (AL) councillors you would like to pressure on the Ministry of economic Affairs and the labour Inspectorate of the office for economy and labour (AWA). They would do little to ensure that the hospitals recognize the changing time as working time. So far have done that in the Canton of Zurich, the children's hospital, the Schulthess clinic and the University hospital (USZ).

governing Council does not see hospitals in responsibility

It is not only the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco), and various legal opinions, but also the government, in his estimation, clearly: If the Case of everyday life - whether in service clothing (and Vice versa) in the workplace for the practice of the profession is required and, accordingly, to be ordered, then this time is regarded as working time. This, the government wrote recently to a request from Barbara Günthard Fitze, Anthony Wisskirchen and Walter Meier (all EPP).

The councillor wrote that his influence was limited: In the case of the four cantonal hospitals – in addition to the USZ, the Psychiatric University hospital of Zurich, the cantonal hospital, Winterthur, and the Integrated psychiatry Winterthur – handle it by independent public-law institutions. How you answer the question according to the changing time, lies in your responsibility.

The Canton of councillors Dünki-Bättig, Steiner, and Stofer, however, are apparently of the view that the government and especially the labour Inspectorate or the AWA and more companies could. After the hospitals had refused to comply with the changing time recognised as working time, filed the VPOD to the labour Inspectorate a display. This does not check whether a work is recognized, but how this time is.

call for the total work of the contract

The three cantonal councillors to ask how the government will ensure compliance with labor law, including proper documentation of working hours and, where applicable, demand want to control. In addition, you want to know in their Interpellation, whether the government would commit to the hospitals, with the trade Union a collective agreement to be concluded, in which the changing time is controlled.

This would be possible, for example, when the recording in the hospital would be linked list of this condition. On the list of hospitals are led, the will get by the government a mandate, and thereby entitled to financial contributions from the Canton for the inpatient treatment of the Zurich patients.


processes pending on the legal level, the VPOD makes pressure on the hospitals. Currently, proceedings against the Spital Limmattal and the Spital Bülach, which do not recognize the changing time as a working time to run right. And with the USZ, the Union is in a legal dispute, because this recognises the changing time, the staff did not want to compensate for that, but retroactively.

Created: 25.11.2019, 15:16 PM

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