The for-profit long-term care corporation confirmed it had no plan to deal with the coronavirus and spent a mere $300,000 of its own money on COVID-19
Since the Ontario government announced their Pandemic Pay at the end of April, we have been in constant discussions with them regarding positions that were excluded, including MDRD, hospital ward and unit clerks, clerical staff, and recreational staff/activity coordinators.
RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 26 - The following is a statement from Sharleen Stewart, president of SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario:
Since the Ontario government announced it was going to provide pandemic pay to frontline healthcare workers, SEIU Healthcare has been leading the discussions with the government to ensure all healthcare workers, including clerical, ward clerks, MDRD, and others, are included.
This Sunday, May 17, SEIU Healthcare continues to support our membership by having another Appreciation Car Rally in Orillia.
On April 16, 2020, I wrote to you requesting that your provincial government use its existing authority in the Long-Term Care Homes Act to take over administrative and operational control of the crisis by putting problematic facilities in trusteeship.