TORONTO-Workers from all sectors of health care and long-term care will join supporters to demand funding to provide ‘Respect, Protect and Pay’ in the upcoming Ontario budget.
What: Pre-budget drive-by action at Queen’s Park
Who: Health care and long-term care workers and supporters
When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11 a.m.
Where: Queen’s Park Crescent
During the drive-by action, the following spokespeople will be available to conduct socially distanced interviews in front of the Frost Building, 7 Queen's Park Crescent Toronto ON (near Grosvenor St.)
Katha Fortier, Assistant to the National President, Unifor
Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare
Michael Hurley, President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
Frontline Ontario health and long-term care workers
Following the overstress of health care resources and failure of the long-term care system during the pandemic, health care workers are uniting to call on Premier Doug Ford to provide decent jobs and improve care for Ontarians. The Queen’s Park action is part of the ‘Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us.’ campaign launched by CUPE, SEIU Healthcare and Unifor on behalf of the unions’ 175,000 combined health care members across Ontario.