Unifor Members holding Days of Action Across Ontario in Support of Long-Term Care

Union says they are demanding greater respect in workplace, an end to for-profit healthcare, pandemic pay for all healthcare workers, four hours of resident care per day and repealing of Bill 124.

 

Unifor Logo (CNW Group/SEIU Healthcare)

Unifor Healthcare Locals across Ontario are holding a series of six rallies they say is in an effort to save long-term care in Ontario.

In the announcement just prior to the first event, the Union says that they are demanding greater respect in the workplace, an end to the for-profit healthcare system, pandemic pay for all healthcare workers, four hours of resident care per day and repealing of Bill 124.

The rallies began in Seaforth this afternoon at 1pm at Seaforth Manor. They next head to Wiarton to Gateway Haven tomorrow, beforeĀ  heading to Chatham, Windsor and Kingville next Tesday, Wednesday and Friday all at 1pm.

The demonstrations end on Monday, May 30th at Banwell Gardens Care Centre in Windsor also at 1 pm.

Bill 124 is entitled the “Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act” and it’s key elements include limiting wage increases to a maximum of 1 percent total compensation for 3 years.

Further details on the Ontario Nurses’ Association perspective on the bill can be found at the ONA website below.

https://www.ona.org/about-bill-124/#:~:text=In%202019%2C%20the%20Ford%20government,total%20compensation%20for%20three%20years.