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To: The Ontario Government
Equal pay for Home Care Workers in Ontario as workers in Long-Term Care.
Pay Seniors' Home Care Health workers the same pay that Long-Term Care workers get.
See this Toronto Star column - https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/07/29/home-care-is-key-to-improving-care-for-all-seniors.html
Why is this important?
From this article in the Toronto Star on July 31st 2020 - "We know that home care workers in Ontario are already paid considerably less than those in long-term care. This situation must be corrected, not made worse. To stabilize the entire health system, home care workers must be paid at parity with those in long-term care. Workers in both sectors deserve a raise for the critical support they provide to our seniors.
Ontario’s seniors are relying on the government to protect them. Safe, reliable, and compassionate home care from well-trained and well-paid staff is key to improving overall care for seniors."