Toronto — At 1:00 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, SEIU Healthcare and the Service Employees International Union of Canada (CUPE) present data showing the horrifying gap in the number of healthcare workers that Ontario will need over the next few years. increase. The number of workers hired under the various initiatives announced in the current Ford government plan.
The two unions maintain immediate action and long-term action from the Ontario PC government, including maintaining current health care workers, especially burned-out and demoralized registered associate nurses, and leaving the sector at an unprecedented pace. Seeking a targeted and sustainable plan.
So far, the Ford government has not been able to cope with a small number of temporary wage increases on the front lines and the staffing crisis, but also to address the medical talent crisis, including limited new training programs. I’ve been using the temporary approach of. Not only is it creating divisions among healthcare professionals in our hospitals, long-term care facilities and community health facilities.
Under the current staffing crisis, Ontarians are already paying the price. This is because it is estimated that it will take 3.5 years for the backlog of surgery and procedures to disappear. As Ontario’s aging and population growth increases demand for hospitals, home and community care services, and thousands of nursing beds are developed between 2024 and 2025, the impact of the staffing crisis is even greater. It will be serious. ..
70,000 hospital staff, represented by CUPE and SEIU, are protesting today about staff shortages, lack of access to personal protective equipment, and violence.
Michael Harley, President of the Ontario Hospital Union Council (OCHU-CUPE)
Shirley Stewart, President of SEIU Healthcare
Media Conference – Ontario’s medical staff program will run short of tens of thousands of workers in the system.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 1:00 pm
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The Ford government’s healthcare staffing plans do not add up.Tens of thousands of workers shortage the system
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