Bringing hospital, long-term care staff sick with COVID-19 back to work early, dangerous way to deal with staffing crisis say CUPE and SEIU
Covid-19 Interim Guidance: Omicron Surge Management of Critical Staffing Shortages in Highest Risk Settings
The COVID-19 pandemic became real for Sheena, an RPN in Thunder Bay, when her coworker was forced into isolation for 14 days.
“This report comes at a time when Ontario’s long-term care system remains in disrepair and continues to operate at dangerously low staffing levels. The neglect must end now."
SEIU Healthcare and researchers at Women’s College Research Institute, conducted a survey of over 8,700 frontline healthcare workers and report that 4 out of 5 are potentially willing to take COVID-19 vaccines if personal financial barriers are eliminated.
Ontario government must rethink and reset COVID-19 plans and allow union partners to join the pandemic response table
SEIU Healthcare thanks the government of Ontario, and all members of the legislative assembly, for their commitment to higher, measured and publicly reported care standards in Ontario's nursing homes.
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.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, SEIU Healthcare will be continuing our Appreciation Rallies in Windsor. It is because of the hard work and determination of all frontline healthcare workers that Ontario has been able to get through this crisis.
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.