The “alarming but not surprising” survey reveals physical violence, verbal abuse, and sexual harassment, poor staffing levels, and inadequate management support.
"The devil is in the details." — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“Our members at ParaMed Home Health Care want what we all want: a level playing field and a fair shot at success." — Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida, OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer
“It was a total team effort. It’s very exciting for a group to negotiate and get its first contract completed." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
“We wanted to launch this campaign to highlight the positive impact that home care and youth care workers have on thousands of people across the province every single day.” — Jerry Earle, NAPE President
“If you talk to someone on the frontline, they’ll tell you that they see the impacts of burnout every day — they’ve either experienced it themselves or they see it in their co-workers.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President
Home care is a valued public services - keep it public!
“Why has government chosen to invest our tax dollars in a private company to provide health care services that could be offered using existing public sector employees? There are many of our members providing home care services whose skills and abilities are not being fully utilized.” — Karen Jackson, PEIUPSE President
"Is the trend toward privatizing health care services in the public interest?" — Karen Jackson, PEI UPSE President
PEIUPSE is looking into federal funding requirements for the new health accord dollars, as well as what can be done to prevent these new initiatives from leading us down the road of privatization of our public services.