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
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