Health Care

The health care sector is one of the largest single membership categories in Unifor, with over 29,100 members. This includes a strong concentration of workers in long term care facilities - some of which are publicly owned, but many of which are controlled by private firms. Thousands more Unifor members work in hospitals and other public health care facilities.

To read Unifor's health care newsletter, The Pulse, click here.

Fairness for RPNs

Please use the form below to send an email to your MPP, the Minister of Health and Premier Doug Ford, demanding fairness for RPNs.



Fairness for RPNs

It's time to respect, protect, and pay Ontario's RPNs. Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) have stepped up throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in a big way.

Unifor joins multi-party call to address Ontario hospital crisis

Unifor leaders joined health care union leaders and opposition party leaders in Ontario to demand urgent action on the crisis in hospitals in a virtual news conference on January 10. 

The emergency summit was convened by Ontario Liberal leader Stephen Del Duca, and included Unifor Assistant to the President Katha Fortier and Health Care Director Andy Savela.

Sarnia long-term care workers call for community support

Long-term care workers at Sarnia’s Trillium Villa Nursing Home rallied and called on their community for support on Wednesday as part of escalating actions across southwestern Ontario after talks with employers broke down.

Health care workers flown to work by helicopter after flooding in Cape Breton

Come hell or high water, licensed practical nurse Josephine Barron will make it into work to take care of her patients.

Even if it means hopping on a fishing boat or being transported by helicopter.

Barron, the Unit Chair for Buchanan Memorial Hospital (Unifor Local 4600), said because of huge amounts of rainfall in Cape Breton, N.S. beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021, her usual 20-minute commute to Buchanan Memorial Hospital in Neils Harbour became a 4.5-hour drive from Ingonish as roads were washed out.