Rally to Fight for Better Long-Term Care

Manitoba Legislative Building (CHRISD.CA FILE)
Manitoba Legislative Building (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Long-term care workers in the province are rallying at the Manitoba legislature today to call on the provincial and federal governments to improve the quality of care given at personal care homes.

The rally is calling for action against “working short” — when the employer does not replace or backfill staff. The rally is also calling for the federal government to increase health transfers to the provinces, and establish a national continuing care program, with minimum staffing standards.

“Our members are dedicated and hard-working health care support workers,” said Kelly Moist, president of CUPE Manitoba. “We are taking action to ensure the best level of care possible for our elders.”

The rally on the steps of the legislature is scheduled for between noon and 1 p.m.

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