March 2020 | National Union of Public and General Employees

March 2020

COVID-19 pandemic highlights need for urgent action to ensure access to health care for the medically uninsured

“Health care is a human right, regardless of immigration status. All levels of government and health institutions need to act now to remove barriers to care for the medically uninsured to ensure appropriate COVID-19 assessment and care is available. This crisis demonstrates why we need a health care system that ensures access for all.” ― Melanie Spence, OHIP for All member and Registered Nurse

Survey results raise significant concerns about impact of workloads, stress, and strain on NAPE social work members

“Social workers across this province are struggling to deal with unbearable workloads, massive stress, and toxic workplace environments. The survey results quantify what we have been hearing from social workers. It is truly alarming.” ― Jerry Earle, NAPE President