Nurses refuse to staff Hull ER for 2 hours

CBC News, June 14, 2007 Emergency room nurses at Gatineau's Hull hospital refused to work for two hours Wednesday night to emphasize concerns over understaffing, and the head of their union says more protests could be held if the hospital doesn't get more nurses. The hospital cafeteria sit-in began after only seven of 11 nurses showed up for their shifts, on a night when the emergency room was at 200 per cent of capacity. The nurses said the level of understaffing was unacceptable and dangerous for patients. The protest ended after day-shift nurses agreed to come in and work overtime. √Člizabeth Leduc, who heads the union representing nurses at Hull hospital, said she can't guarantee it will be the last such work refusal. ... Nurses