This afternoon, the Ontario government announced they will be extending the temporary wage enhancement of up to $3 an hour for personal support workers until June 30, 2021.
SEIU Healthcare’s Statement On Ontario’s Long-Term Care Staffing Plan
SEIU Healthcare welcomes the direction of today’s long-term care announcement but is concerned about the lack of urgency and information. Families should not be waiting until 2025 to ensure their loved ones in long-term care receive the care they need.
Schitt’s Creek and Workin’ Moms cast members add their voice in support of the “CARE NOT PROFITS” long-term care campaign
SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, are proud to welcome Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek), and Dani Kind (Workin’ Moms) to the “Care Not Profits” advocacy campaign.
Sienna Senior Living Forcing COVID-19 Positive Healthcare Workers to Put Their Families At Risk
Midland Gardens Care Community, owned and operated by Sienna Senior Living, is ending paid accommodations for their frontline healthcare staff who test COVID-19 positive, forcing them to return to their homes and put their families at risk.
Leaked Audio Recording Reveals Nothing Has Changed At Sienna Senior Living Corporation
During a telephone town hall with resident families at the Woodbridge facility, Sienna Senior Living delivered prepared talking points in a transparent attempt to rebuild its corporate image after failing to keep workers and families safe during COVID-19. Before exiting the call, executives were overheard mocking and ridiculing the concerns of families.
Pandemic Pay for All Healthcare Workers
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.
PRESS RELEASE: Ontario Government Must Enact Measures to Keep Healthcare Workers Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic
Statement from SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart in response to the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s emergency order allowing outside workers and volunteers to be temporarily hired at Ontario’s nursing homes.
COVID-19 Update – March 17
As you may have heard, today the Ontario government declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What this means is that extended precautions are being put into place to protect you, your families and community. We want you to remain calm and confident that this declaration is the right decision and will aide in the containment…
Important COVID-19 Update, FAQ and Resources
SEIU Healthcare continues to monitor the changing situation involving the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has stated that the risk of a mass outbreak remains low in Canada, the Union is taking a number of preventive measures to help limit the spread of COVID-19.