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In a letter to the new Minister of Long-Term Care, Rod Phillips, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas urges a fresh approach towards fixing long-term care — an approach that focusses on giving PSWs the security and working conditions they need to provide top-quality care. “As the new minister, now is the time for a fresh...

Happy PSW Day - Celebrating the important work you do!

May 19 is Personal Support Worker Day; an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the vital contributions of Personal Support Workers (PSWs) to Ontario’s most vulnerable residents. These brave, dedicated essential workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving their all to support Ontarians. PSWs comfort palliative patients in the middle of the...

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Toronto – The key final recommendations from the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission have been long demanded by OPSEU/SEFPO. President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the findings add up to one obvious conclusion: for-profit Long-Term Care must go. “Anyone can see that facilities where profits come before people is an obstacle to having a sector where our...

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