UPDATE: TIME TO CARE RALLY – February 27, 2018 at 12 p.m., Queen’s Park
Posted: February 20, 2018
Time to Care Rally
So far we have hundreds coming. But we need more than that. This time, every person counts.
PLEASE COME OUT
TIME TO CARE RALLY
February 27, 2018
GET ON A BUS – THEY ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER ONTARIO
Please see the list below. You must reserve your seat by THURSDAY this week Feb 22, 2018
BRING YOUR LOCAL ORGANIZATION’S BANNER OR A HAND-MADE SIGN
We are on the cusp of getting a Private Member’s bill passed to bring in a 4-hour minimum care standard for residents in long-term care homes (nursing homes, homes for the aged etc.). That there is not enough care has been the priority issue for residents’ groups, advocacy groups, families, unions, and health professionals. Everyone agrees.
And now this Private Member’s Bill, introduced by NDP MPP France Gélinas has passed 2nd Reading in the Legislature. This is really rare, and it means we have a good chance of winning this one! The Bill needs only to go to Third Reading and it will pass. The fact is that all MPPs are ashamed to vote against the minimum care standard, and are afraid to do so – when it’s so close to June’s provincial election.
WE NEED TO PRESSURE THEM NOW TO MAKE SURE BILL 33 GOES TO THIRD READING AND PASSES. WE CAN DO THIS.
Improved care levels will make a world of difference for long-term care residents. They mean enough time to help bathe, groom and reposition residents so that they don’t get bedsores and they get up and dressed under compassionate conditions each day. Or enough time to feed them so that they don’t lose weight, get dehydrated and frail. Or enough time to talk with them so they get to socialize and not be too lonely. Or to get a proper bath and to go to the bathroom when they need to rather than sitting in soiled diapers. It’s enough time so that both the residents and staff don’t get hurt in such high numbers.
GET ON A BUS!
Please contact Laura at CUPE by THURSDAY this week to book your spot.
office – 905 739 9739 ext. 610
Co-sponsored by CUPE Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Ontario Health Coalition
9:30AM – Sobeys 1200 Landsdowne St.W.
10:15AM – Glen Hill Strathaven, 264 King St E, Bowmanville
NIAGARA – 10:00AM – CUPE L1263, 500 Major Street, Welland
OTTAWA – 4:30AM – 1715 Montreal Rd, Gloucester (Laurier Manor)
4:45 am – 1375 St-Laurent Blvd (Ottawa CUPE National)
5:15 am – 1750 Russell Rd, Ottawa (Perley Rideau Veterans Home)
5:45 am – 32 Colonnade Rd, Nepean (Local 4000)
6:45 am – Food Basic – 3049 Jefferson Dr., Brockville
7:45 am – MacDonald’s, Division Street, Kingston – currently the stop is the Ottawa bus unless there is a demand and then a bus will be provided
PEMBROKE – 4:30AM – 1715 Montreal Rd, Gloucester (Laurier Manor)
NORTH BAY – 7:00AM Memorial Garden, 100 Chippewa St.W, North Bay
HAMILTON – 10:30AM Walmart Hamilton Supercentre, 1115 Barton St.E, Hamilton
PEEL – 10:30AM Highland Farms, 50 Matheson Blvd E., Mississauga
SAULT STE MARIE – 3:00AM – Truck Road- The Moose Lodge 17
TIMMINS – 3:30AM- Metro Plaza, 140 Algonquin Blvd, Timmins
CUPE REGIONAL – 10:30AM – CUPE Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Drive E., Markham
WINDSOR – 7:00AM – 1576 Parent Ave- Local 543
LONDON – TO BE DETERMINED (this pick up time and location has not yet been determined)
NEWMARKET – 10:30AM – 165 Pony Drive