“The often understated role of home and youth care workers is an important one in our province’s health care system, easing the burden on our primary care facilities.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“These agreements have improvements to wages and contract language, which are steps towards these workers getting the compensation they deserve for the valuable service they provide to our province's most vulnerable." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
If you are lucky, you live in a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) region that treats patients responsibly. A similar patient 100 kilometres away could be getting poor care. This luck of the draw is unacceptable in a publicly funded system." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas
“This group of workers play a vital role in our province’s health care system: providing care and support to some of our provinces most vulnerable." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Using taxpayer dollars to prolong legal work stoppages is not only a waste of money but belies any claim that this Liberal government is progressive towards the needs of our most fragile citizens and our skilled health care workers, the vast majority of whom are women." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
"We call on the government to reject any recommendation that would start us down the path of a two-tiered home care system based on income." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Home care workers struggle to care for clients with reduced time allotments, not to mention have to fight to receive pay for work done.
Home care workers' contracts expired in 2014, now headed to conciliation.
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"If the Minister follows his panel without questioning the pro-privatization slant of their recommendations, there is a very high danger of for-profit privatization of home care, including care coordination and care provision functions. This is absolutely not in the public interest.” — Natalie Mehra, Ontario Health Coalition executive director