May 29, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
Today, SEIU Healthcare, the union representing more than 60,000 Ontario healthcare workers working at privately owned long-term care facilities and nursing homes, is calling on the Ford Government to put resident care ahead of profits.
The Union, is pushing for private long-term care facilities to invest more money into staffing.
SEIU Healthcare President, Sharleen Stewart, is asking the Ford government to support this increase in funding.
The union says that under-staffing is an issue that reduces the quality of care that seniors are receiving in private long-term care facilities.
At this point in time, the SEIU is preparing to bargain with the companies that own these homes to ensure that more funding does go towards staff.
Libby speaks with SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart, and Kelly Stephenson, a Personal Service Worker.