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OPSEU/SEFPO: province must crack down on COVID-19 vaccine queue jumpers

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the province must do more to crack down on COVID-19 vaccine queue jumpers amid reports of a hospital manager who pushed their own family member to the front of the line. “The success of Ontario’s vaccine rollout depends on fairness and trust,” said Thomas. “The province has……

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Situation: Case count as of January 18, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 18 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 708 619 + 6 436 18 014 +……

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Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is commending the Ford government for strengthening Ontario’s health care system by opening the COVID-focused Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital but says following up with much more investment is vital. Thomas has been calling on the government to build more hospitals and train and hire more front-line professionals to address……

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Situation: Case count as of January 15, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 15 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 688 891 + 7 563 17 538 +……

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Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO is calling out the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) for not providing clear direction to hospitals that workers should be given time to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during work hours. OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it’s unbelievable that front-line workers at some hospitals are being told they have to use vacation or……

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Situation: Case count as of January 14, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 14 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 681 328 + 6 855 17 383 +……

Letter to Premier re. protecting front line workers by addressing aerosol transmission of COVID-19

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford today regarding the aerosol transmission of COVID-19 and the need to protect front line workers. January 14, 2021 Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario Room 281 Legislative Building, Queen’s Park Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 Re: Protecting front line workers by addressing……

Closure of Ontario Fire College a ‘major blow’ to small and rural communities: OPSEU/SEFPO

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling the provincial government’s announced closure of the Ontario Fire College a major blow to small and rural communities. “Most communities are already suffering the effects of never-ending COVID-19 lockdowns,” said Thomas. “They don’t need more costs piled on their plate, they need relief now.” The college,……

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Situation: Case count as of January 13, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 13 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 674 473 + 6 292 17 233 +……

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Situation: Case count as of January 12, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 12 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 668 181 + 7 892 17 086 +……

Sector 11 Newsletter: Winter 2021

Message from the President & First Vice-President/Treasurer As we have come through the past turbulent year, thanks to each and every one of you, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for your hard work and your commitment to take care of every person who enters our hospitals. Thank you for the sacrifices you……

Consult front-line workers before reopening schools: OPSEU/SEFPO

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO is calling on the government to enhance PPE and contact-tracing protocols and to consult closely with front-line workers on a safe re-entry plan when Ontario’s public schools reopen. “Front-line workers know best what it will take to ensure their own safety and the safety of their students,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey)……

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Situation: Case count as of January 11, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 11 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 660 289 + 7 817 16 950 +……

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Situation: Case count as of January 8, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 8 janvier 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Canada* 635 134 + 8 335 16 579 +……

Letter to Ministers re. vaccination rollout for Health Care Workers

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter today regarding the province’s vaccination rollout plan for Health Care Workers to Christine Elliott, Minister of Health and Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care. January 8, 2021 Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health College Park, 5th Floor 777 Bay Street Toronto, ON M7A……

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