Frontline hospital workers at Michael Garron Hospital held a rally today to demand Pandemic Pay for all healthcare workers. Thousands of deserving workers have been shamefully excluded from the temporary $4.00 per hour increase that the government announced on April 25, 2020.
Quinte Health Care, which owns and operates hospitals that provide primary and secondary care services, is paying out hefty bonuses ranging from 3-5% to their senior management team, despite the Ontario government’s Bill 124 limiting public sector workers, including nurses and other hospital staff, to 1% yearly compensation increases.
Hundreds of people have participated in visiting several long-term care homes, nursing homes, and hospitals during our Appreciation Car Rallies. On Friday, June 26, 2020, you can join your fellow sisters and brothers as we express our admiration for the incredible dedication our frontline workers have shown during COVID-19.
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, SEIU Healthcare, CUPE, and Unifor held a special event to support expanding pandemic pay to all healthcare workers. Under the banner of ‘it takes a team to care’ we are continuing to call on the government to not exclude essential healthcare workers across hospitals in Ontario.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2020, the members at North York General Hospital organized a very successful rally to demand Pandemic Pay for all healthcare workers. Although the government added more healthcare professionals to the Pandemic Pay list, many workers in the health system were still left out.