Home care workers struggle to care for clients with reduced time allotments, not to mention have to fight to receive pay for work done.
Winnipeg (31 July 2015) — The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union's (MGEU/NUPGE) community support bargaining committee, along with the Winnipeg Home Care executive, is organizing a public rally at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority office on Thursday, August 6, to draw attention to concerns facing home care workers across the province. The office is located at 650 Main St. in Winnipeg and the rally will run from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Public protest to raise problems facing home care workers
Many trained home care workers are leaving the field because unresolved scheduling issues mean they’re often on the job for hours more than they’re paid for. It’s not uncommon for them to work a 9.5 hour day and get paid for only either hours!
Meanwhile, minimum guidelines for completing tasks have drastically reduced the amount of time workers are given to care for clients, which rushes care and puts the health and well-being of our most vulnerable Manitobans' at risk.
MGEU/NUPGE members encouraged to show support for improvement to home care working conditions
All MGEU/NUPGE members are invited to attend the rally and show their support. For those who can’t make it, organizers are asking for them help by sharing this story on social media and by asking friends, family, or anyone else, to attend in support.
It’s time to ensure this program is able to deliver the level of support Manitobans need in their homes and the care they all deserve!
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE