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July 25, 2016

“We have no way of knowing exactly how much money makes it to patient care. How can we ensure improved service provision if we can’t even answer that question?” — Lucy Morton, OPSEU Chair, Community Health Care Professionals Division

June 7, 2016

“We are overjoyed that We Care employees have voted to join our union for a real voice at work. — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

January 4, 2016

“These members are proud of the service they provide but also struggle everyday with a number of systemic and workforce challenges that keep the program from being the best it can be." — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President

December 17, 2015

“Home and youth care 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

December 3, 2015

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

November 23, 2015

"The Auditor General’s research shows that only 61 per cent of the government funding actually goes to face-to-face treatment of patients.  The public needs to know these facts.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Toronto (23 Nov. 2015) — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), and OPSEU Local 294 are inviting citizens of the Niagara region to a town hall meeting on November 24 in St. Catharines to discuss the plummeting quality of home care in Ontario.

October 5, 2015

“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

September 30, 2015

“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

September 25, 2015

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

September 9, 2015

“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