Tuesday, December 1

retirement homes

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Ford promises help for ‘overworked’ and ‘underpaid’ personal support workers – The Canadian News

Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford promises to introduce measures to help improve conditions for the province's personal support workers. Ford says the PSWs, who have played an important role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, are underpaid and overworked. He says he plans to ask the provincial Health Ministry to come up with a plan to increase wages and take other steps to ensure that workers receive adequate compensation for their efforts. Ford says her determination to address the needs of PSWs came after a recent visit to a long-term care facility in the Toronto area where her mother-in-law currently lives. Ontario's collective care settings have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting measures earlier this year that prevented PSWs from working in mor...