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CUPE Ontario, Unifor and SEIU Healthcare to hold a press conference calling on the government to pass the Time to Care Act

October 26, 2020 - 12:00 AM

CUPE Ontario, Unifor and SEIU Healthcare are calling on the Ontario Legislative Assembly to take a critical step in addressing the long-term care crisis by passing Bill 13, the Time to Care Act.

The private member’s bill, introduced by NDP MPP Teresa Armstrong, will legislate a minimum care standard of four hours of daily hands-on care averaged across residents, requiring higher staffing levels, in line with expert recommendations. The legislation will be debated at second reading on Wednesday, October 28.

On Tuesday morning, the healthcare union leaders will be joined at a virtual press conference by Dr. Pat Armstrong, distinguished research professor of sociology at York University.

Who:       Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario; Sharleen Stewart, President of SEIU Healthcare; Katha Fortier, Assistant to Unifor National President, Unifor; and Dr. Pat Armstrong, York University professor

When:     October 27, 10 a.m.

What:      A press conference calling on the government to ensure higher care standards

Where:   Journalists are invited to participate via this Zoom link

For media inquiries, contact:
Corey Johnson
SEIU Healthcare
c.johnson@seiuhealthcare.ca
416-529-8909

Zaid Noorsumar
CUPE Communications
znoorsumar@cupe.ca
416-559-9300

Hamid Osman
Unifor Communications
Hamid.Osman@unifor.org
647-448-2823