OPSEU/SEFPO in the News: Ontario’s five largest healthcare unions call for immediate action on hospital staffing crisis


OPSEU/SEFPO joined OCHU-CUPE, ONA, SEIU Healthcare and Unifor at Queen’s Park on November 24 for a news conference speaking out against the Ford government’s failing health care “plan.”

The unions have joined forces to fight for immediate action to resolve the staffing crisis in Ontario’s public hospitals, and provide solutions to stabilize Ontario’s crashing health care system.

The five leaders also expressed grave concern that Ford is using the crisis to drive his costly privatization agenda and warned that two-tier health delivery will make staffing shortages, wait times and patient outcomes even worse.

See below for a roundup of media coverage on this issue:

Call for action to ease Ontario health-care crisis | CTV News

Healthcare unions warn of privatization plans | CityNews Toronto

Call for action to ease Ontario health-care crisis | CP24.com

5 Ontario healthcare unions unite, SOS appeal issued to government (chch.com)

Health care unions calling for more staffing, commitments to public services as crises continue | Durham Radio News

Health Care Unions Continue Plea For Support | CKDR