Long-term care staffing in Ontario remain far below pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. The gravity of the staffing shortage requires a substantive and comprehensive recruitment, training and retention workforce strategy, say health care unions
SEIU Healthcare was outraged, to learn from media reports that the provincial government is obstructing the work of Ontario’s Long-Term Care Commission. This is why our union instead called for a public inquiry, not a commission, so that families could learn the chain of failed decisions that led to so many avoidable deaths.
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.