Working short impacts the quality services we all count on. Here's what you can do to work with your AUPE Subcommittee on Working Short address the issue:
Document it each time
The Working Short reporting form continues to be used to document individual instances of working short. These reports don't just help capture self-reported instances of working short, they are also directed to the union's professional Labour Relations staff who can monitor trends and alert AUPE Member Services Officers (MSOs) if there are repeat instances that suggest chronic or accute working short issues on a worksite.
Define it based on frontline expereinces
When you have to "work short" it generally means there aren't enough people to do the regular work. But the details can look different depending on where you work. Help us define what it means across all AUPE sectors by completing a short 6 minute survey.
Discuss it and share it