Now more than ever, we are being asked to manage our health in a pandemic where the government is failing to provide us with adequate sick days, pandemic pay, improved health and safety measures, or additional support during this time.
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.
Niagara Health’s frontline staff is deeply concerned and frustrated with the current work conditions they are facing in their workplace. Take 30 seconds to tell the MPP of Niagara Centre and President of Niagara Health to put the needs, health, and safety of their frontline workers first.