Essential Everyday

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone the spotlight on the difficult and dangerous working conditions that our members face on a daily basis. Governments across Canada have responded to these challenges by putting in place temporary wage increases that selectively apply to some workers and not others. These wage increases should apply to all employees involved in providing care. Furthermore, your work does not stop being essential whenever the pandemic ends, and neither should your pay increase.

Our healthcare workers have been undervalued for too long. The work is physically, emotionally, and socially taxing. Demand for those services is only set to grow. People in need of care deserve respect and dignity and so do our members who care for them!