Ontario Public Service: Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Developent

Tell the minister: you need the vaccine now

As front-line inspectors at the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, your work takes you into potential COVID-19 hotspots every day.

You must be vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Here’s something you can do about it

Send an email to Minister Monte McNaughton asking for his help

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Text of Email

To: Minister.MLTSD@ontario.ca

bcc: opseucommunicationsdepartment@opseu.org

Email subject: Requesting vaccination help as a Labour Inspector

Dear Minister McNaughton,

I’m writing to ask your help in allowing me to do my vital front-line work as safely as possible.

As an inspector at the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, my job is to visit workplaces to make sure they’re safe.

I love the job and am proud to do it – I firmly believe that I’m helping the Ministry make Ontario a safer, more prosperous, and better place for all.

In order for me to do this meaningful work as well as possible, it’s vital that I am safe.

These days, the number one threat to my safety is COVID-19. Workplace outbreaks are real, and an important component of my job is inspecting these workplaces to ensure strong and effective pandemic protocols are in place.

Unfortunately, many Public Health Units across the province fail to recognize that my work takes me into congregate settings that can be as dangerous as long-term care and other health care workplaces.

I am asking that the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development provide direction to Public Health Units that all ministry workplace inspectors – not just those inspecting long-term care and other health care workplaces – should be prioritized for vaccination regardless of age or home address.

Thank you for your attention on this.

Sincerely,

[Please add your name here]