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May 14, 2019, 18:25 ET Frontline Nurses to Lobby MPPs to Mandate Changes in Nursing that Can Improve Patient-Centred Care

RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Frontline nurses will be meeting with several MPPs on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Queen's Park to discuss the many challenges nurses are facing every day in...


May 06, 2019, 15:43 ET Hundreds of Healthcare Workers Rally at Extendicare Head Office to Demand More of Their Profit be Invested into Resident Care

RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, 300 frontline healthcare workers represented by SEIU Healthcare rallied at Extendicare's head office in Markham, Ontario to demand that more of their...


May 04, 2019, 18:51 ET Healthcare Workers Rally at Revera Retirement Homes to Demand More Investment In Resident Care

RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 4, 2019 /CNW/ - On Saturday, May 4, 2019, hundreds of SEIU Healthcare members rallied in front of various Revera Inc. retirement homes across Ontario during their national open ...


May 02, 2019, 13:55 ET Pay Equity Decision a Significant Win For Women Working in Long-Term Care Homes

RICHMOND HILL, ON, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare is celebrating a decision by Ontario's Divisional Court that significantly strengthens the pay equity rights of workers in predominantly-female...


Apr 24, 2019, 15:04 ET Healthcare Workers to Rally at Bluewater Health to Demand Completed Pay Equity Plan

RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Frontline healthcare workers, retirees, and community members will hold an information picket outside of Bluewater Heath on April 25, 2019 to call on the...


Apr 19, 2019, 14:45 ET Long-Term Care and Retirement Home Workers Launch Campaign with Direct Message: Tell Them to Care

RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 19, 2019 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare, a union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has launched a public advocacy campaign calling on Ontario's...


Apr 11, 2019, 18:20 ET SEIU Healthcare Reaction to 2019 Ontario Budget

RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Healthcare is not a real priority in the 2019 Ontario budget. The challenges our system face will only grow as the demand for services far outstrips...


Apr 02, 2019, 14:34 ET Ontario's Family Caregivers Require More Flexible Respite Services and Financial Supports

On April 2nd, Celebrate Family Caregiver Day in Ontario RICHMOND HILL, ON, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Many caregivers want to work and to be productive members of the economy but there are very practical...


Feb 19, 2019, 14:49 ET Homecare agency must respect workers and bargain in good faith so we can end "Hallway Healthcare"

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Statement from SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart: "CarePartners is making the Ontario government's stated goal of ending hospital overcrowding...


Feb 01, 2019, 14:00 ET Understaffing at Long-Term Care Facilities has Become "Epidemic" Across Ontario

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Statement from SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart: "As the union that represents the most long-term care workers in Ontario, the understaffing and...


Jan 28, 2019, 17:30 ET Union Warns that Homecare Agency CarePartners' Working Conditions are "Stuck in the Past"

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Personal support workers (PSWs) employed by CarePartners are participating in a campaign launched by the union that represents them, SEIU Healthcare, to speak ...


Oct 12, 2018, 16:05 ET County of Lambton Paramedics to implement Essential Services Agreement on Saturday, October 13

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Close to 150 paramedics employed by County of Lambton Emergency Medical Services will be working under their Essential Service Agreement starting at 12:01 a.m....


Oct 01, 2018, 11:17 ET County of Lambton paramedics heading toward strike position after contract talks break down

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - After months of bargaining and conciliation, and after watching their employer walk away from the bargaining table, SEIU Healthcare members who work for County ...


Jul 17, 2018, 13:10 ET Chatham-Kent Council Unanimously Votes to Increase Emergency Coverage

RICHMOND HILL, ON, July 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The Municipality of Chatham-Kent will be adding 12 hours of ambulance coverage per day following SEIU Healthcare's—a union which represents paramedics in the...


Apr 23, 2018, 09:06 ET Ontario hospital workers win new violence language, no concessions in provincial contract

TORONTO, April 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Intense weekend bargaining for 75,000 Ontario hospital workers whose three unions formed a unique alliance in provincial negotiations has resulted in a tentative...


Apr 10, 2018, 11:03 ET Media Advisory - Peterborough, Lindsay hospital staff join Ontario-wide workplace action for respect

PETERBOROUGH, ON, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - This Wednesday (April 11), Peterborough and Lindsay hospital staff will join in an unprecedented Ontario-wide workplace action for respect. Along with...


Apr 10, 2018, 10:57 ET Media Advisory - Windsor, SW hospital staff join Ontario-wide workplace action for respect

WINDSOR, ON, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - This Wednesday (April 11), hospital staff from Windsor and other southwestern Ontario communities, will join in an unprecedented province-wide workplace action for ...


Apr 10, 2018, 10:28 ET Media Advisory - Sudbury, North Bay and NE hospital staff join Ontario-wide workplace action for respect

SUDBURY, ON, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ - This Wednesday (April 11), hospital staff from Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins and other northeastern Ontario communities, will join in an...


Mar 27, 2018, 09:56 ET Unique alliance of 75,000 hospital workers formed in Ontario

TORONTO, March 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Three of Canada's largest unions today announced an alliance that kicks off an escalating campaign of membership mobilization to push Ontario hospitals to return to...


Nov 22, 2017, 13:38 ET Bill 148 to Make a Real Difference for Millions of Workers Across Ontario

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare is celebrating the passing of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (2017), which we believe represents real progress in Ontario....


Oct 05, 2017, 10:02 ET Designated leave for workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence is essential

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare is encouraged by the Ontario government's introduction of new legislative amendments to be included in Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs...


Sep 28, 2017, 15:50 ET SEIU Healthcare Celebrates Ontario's Renewed Commitment to Establish a Mandatory PSW Registry

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Today's announcement that Ontario will establish a Personal Support Worker (PSW) Registry is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the invaluable work PSWs...


Jul 18, 2017, 12:39 ET SEIU Healthcare's letter to the Minister of Health in support of EMS professionals

TORONTO, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Health and Long-Term Care 10th Floor, Hepburn Block 80 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2C4 Dear Minister Hoskins, As...


Jun 20, 2017, 10:29 ET Firemedic Model Wrong for Ontario

RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 20, 2017 /CNW/ - SEIU Healthcare is expressing its concern regarding the latest announced plans proposed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to pilot the fire-medic...


May 17, 2017, 11:26 ET SEIU Healthcare's response to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce objecting potential labour and employment standards reforms

TORONTO, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - Premier Wynne Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto ON Dear Premier Wynne, Yesterday I read an open letter to you from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Frankly, I...