On April 28, 2022, which is the National Day of Mourning – a day dedicated to all those who have been injured or killed while on the job – SEIU Healthcare was proud to unveil a monument at our head office that was built in dedication to all Ontario healthcare workers.
UNIONS LAUNCH NURSING WEEK WITH URGENT PLEA OF SUPPORT FOR RPNS
SEIU Healthcare and CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions are launching nursing week with an urgent please of support for registered practical nurses (RPNs). The two unions released polling and survey data showing trauma and turmoil experienced by RPNs on the frontline of our healthcare system.
Apply for ONE of FOUR $1,800.00 Scholarships from SEIU Healthcare
It’s that time of the year to announce one of our favourite union initiatives, our SEIU Healthcare Scholarship Program. Our applications to win one of four $1,800.00 scholarships for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester are now open!
International Women’s Day 2021
The pandemic has highlighted how the significant gaps in our society affect those who were already marginalized. Although women have come so far, COVID-19 has pushed back some of the progress that has been made over the years. More women are being laid off, forced to take time off work to care for their loved ones, and on top of…
Brenda Parrott brings Brave Bags to her COVID-19 Assessment Centre
When school reopened in September, it was no surprise that the number of children getting tested for COVID-19 would increase. Although some children opted for online learning, about 70 percent of students returned for in-class learning. Today, education facilities including schools and daycares, are the third leading setting for COVID-19 outbreaks.
SEIU Healthcare Distributed 10,000 Holiday Turkeys
From December 19 to December 20, SEIU Healthcare visited over 30 cities across the province from Thunder Bay, to Ottawa, to Peterborough, to Orillia, to all across the GTA. We distributed 10,000 holiday turkeys to our SEIU Healthcare members.
Ford Forgot Me – Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler has been in the healthcare industry for the past 16 years, in both the hospital and long-term care sector. He works at the Lennox and Addington Hospital in the maintenance department. He shares how only some colleagues in the same department with the same classification received the pandemic pay, and the rest were excluded.
Ford Forgot Me – Jamie Pitre
SEIU Healthcare recently profiled a member from our region 3. Jamie Pitre has been a medical radiation technologist for the past 16 years. Many healthcare workers were shocked when medical radiation technologists were left out of pandemic pay. Read more about her story!