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December 3, 2015

"This strike may be over but the crisis that afflicts our home care system is not." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

October 23, 2015

“It is time for Minister Hoskins to personally intervene and resolve the CarePartners dispute.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 28, 2015

“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

July 29, 2015

CarePartner nurses and administrative staff are fighting for a first collective agreement that meets industry standards. 

Toronto (29 July 2015) — Members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) who are employed by CarePartners have been on strike since April 10. The agency holds one of 1,400 lucrative service contracts to provide clinical and home care services to patients in the Niagara and Norfolk County area. 

June 26, 2015

“The public is being robbed of the medical care it deserves. Private sector administrators are skimming profits when 100 per cent of scarce health care dollars should go towards care and treatment." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 2, 2015

For every home visit and/or clinical visit, the private owner of CarePartners, Linda Knight, profits at the expense of the workers who are not fully paid for time spent in each home visit.

April 22, 2015

Support for striking workers continues to grow. Last week, Tammy McCormick Ferguson, a patient of CarePartners, who communicates through an  iPad because of a neurological disorder that has left her non-verbal, sent a note to the striking staff and to the media calling the nurses’ working conditions “appalling,” comparing their compensation to that of “dog walkers.”

April 14, 2015

“This is an agency that has had trouble retaining skilled nursing staff yet has been unwilling to budge on the working conditions and compensation issues that are leading to that exodus.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President