In an article in The North Dundas Times, PSW and OPSEU/SEFPO member Tina Ouellette says PSWs deserve more recognition and support.
“We all know what nurses do, DSWs, Social Workers,” said Ouellette. “We know they have forces behind them fighting for fair compensation for their time, skill, experience, and dedication. The PSW workers in our lives are less understood, less formally organized, and this puts them at a disadvantage.”
“They deserve to have fair compensation for the work they are doing. They’re driving their vehicles all over the county. They’re going into unpredictable homes, sometimes privately, caring for people who need so much more than a sponge bath and hot meal, but dignity and dire assistance for their serious medical needs.”