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CarePartners is Stuck In The Past, let's work together to shape the future. Add your name and email to the form below and click "submit" to send a letter to the CEO of CarePartners.

Dear Linda Knight,

Most personal support workers (PSWs) employed by CarePartners are passionate about helping people live with a sense of dignity and respect. PSWs care deeply about their job and their clients, but they are not cared for by you, their employer. Frontline healthcare workers do not do their jobs to get rich. Profits derived by for-profit organizations, such as the one you own, are never shared or re-invested into the needs of frontline workers. CarePartners experiences high level of staff turnover, largely because the working conditions of this employer are Stuck in the Past.

I write to you to address the injustices faced by PSWs employed by CarePartners across Ontario. The environments these PSWs work in fall well short of industry health and safety standards. CarePartners has failed to demonstrate that it values its frontline staff. This profitable business does not aim to improve the working lives of its employees.

While PSWs care for others’ health, they receive zero paid sick days to protect their own wellness. Many of them live paycheque to paycheque and have no retirement security options. Furthermore, CarePartners demonstrates little regard for their employees’ safety and well-being. On the job, PSWs experience numerous traumas, including bullying, harassment, second-hand smoke, dog bites, and exposure to bug infestations.

Linda, you have the power to improve the working lives of those you rely so heavily upon. Homecare is considered the future of the healthcare system, yet CarePartners is not meeting the needs of its workers today. Help turn what is now a lowly healthcare job, into something PSWs can be proud of. Help turn being a PSW into a lifelong career.

Sincerely,

Hospital Workload Review Form

Step 1 of 4

Nursing Professional Practice Workload Review Form Instructions

First welcome and thank you for taking the time to help improve resident care, safety and professional nursing practice by completing this form. Together we can all contribute to the best possible experience for those we care for and for those who provide that professional care.

For SEIU members, please complete the professional practice workload review form and include your contact information, phone number & email.

SECTION 1: Initial Attempt at Resolution

At the time the workload issue occurred, I/we discussed the issue within unit to resolve the concern using current resources.

Failing resolution at the time of occurrence, using established lines of communication, I/we sought immediate assistance from an individual(s) identified by the Employer (who could be within the bargaining unit) who has responsibility for timely resolution of workload issues.

Failing resolution of the workload issue at the time of occurrence, the nurse (s) will complete a workload review form.