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SEIU Healthcare, CUPE and Unifor to protest healthcare failures in Ontario budget at Finance Minister’s constituency office

Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us.
March 24, 2021 - 12:00 AM

PICKERING- SEIU Healthcare, CUPE and Unifor will protest healthcare failures in the Ontario budget, including the lack of sufficient measures to reverse the staff exodus from low-paying precarious jobs, the omission of paid sick days, and refusal to make the temporary wage increase permanent for all healthcare workers, at Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy’s constituency office.

This action will observe COVID-19 safety protocols.

What: Ontario budget healthcare funding protest

When: Thursday, March 25, 2021 11 a.m.

Where: 1550 Kingston Rd #213, Pickering, ON L1V 1C3

Who: Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare
Katha Fortier, Assistant to the National President, Unifor
Sharon Richer, Secretary-Treasurer Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/ CUPE)
Frontline Ontario health and long-term care workers

CUPE, SEIU Healthcare and Unifor have joined in the ‘Respect Us. Protect Us. Pay Us.’ campaign on behalf of the unions’ 175,000 combined health care members across Ontario.

For media inquiries contact:
Corey Johnson
SEIU Healthcare

Stella Yeadon
CUPE Communications

Kathleen O’Keefe
Unifor Communications