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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,

Celebrating Nursing Week 2020 with SEIU Healthcare

Nursing Week

Start planning your in-unit Nursing Week now! 2020 has been designated as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” by the World Healthcare Organization to honour Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday anniversary. SEIU Healthcare recognizes the hard work and dedication our nurses have to their profession. We encourage all our nurses to celebrate their outstanding effort and continuous commitment with their fellow colleagues, family, and friends!

To submit an in-unit Nursing Week event please download the Event Planner here and email to Stephanie Velasco (s.velasco@seiuhealthcare.ca) or fax to 1-855-233-8238 attn: Stephanie Velasco no later than April 19, 2020 or fill out the form below by April 19.

If completing the online form below, please also review the Event Planner for tips on planning a successful event and posters to promote your event.

Nursing Week 2019!

Nursing Week - Hamilton