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Action to demand budget funding to ‘Respect, Protect and Pay’ Ontario healthcare and long-term care workers

‘Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us.’
March 22, 2021 - 12:00 AM

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.  

For media inquiries, contact:

Corey Johnson, SEIU Healthcare - c.johnson@seiuhealthcare.ca, 416-529-8909

Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications- syeadon@cupe.ca, 416-559-9300

Kathleen O’Keefe, Unifor Communications - kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org, 416-896-3303