We are disappointed by the government’s proposal to give $2.4 million to a private career college, Willis College in Ottawa, to train 300 personal support workers (PSWs) for Ottawa-area long-term care homes. Both OPSEU/SEFPO and the government know there is a desperate need for more PSWs. Thousands of new PSWs must be trained quickly and……
British Columbia’s Supreme Court rules against a doctor who contended that restricting private for profit health care violates the Charter. To learn more, read this article by the National Union of Public and General Employees: https://nupge.ca/content/court-delivers-major-blow-profit-health-care
You can find pandemic heroes in all sorts of places, including in our LCBO stores. When the LCBO was declared an essential service, workers answered the call and kept stores, warehouses, and distribution centres open. Here’s to each and every one of you. Responsible. Reliable. Accountable. Dependable. Let’s Keep it Public.