60 dedicated long-term care workers at Glen Hill Marnwood in Bowmanville have received layoff notice from Durham Christian Homes during the second wave of a pandemic.

Doug Ford and his Conservative government promised to deliver better care for seniors and take care of long-term care workers.

Giving pink slips to workers during a pandemic will diminish care for seniors. The conditions of work are the conditions of care.

The provincial government must step in to ensure that all Glen Hill Marnwood staff are respected and their layoff notices rescinded. All these workers should be moved over to the new Durham Christian Homes Glen Hill site in Whitby with their existing collective agreement, no contracting out, and no concessions for existing and new workers.

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To: Lorne Coe, Lindsey Park, Peter Bethlenfalvy, and Rod Phillips

Copy: Doug Ford, Christine Elliott, Merilee Fullerton, and Raymond Cho

As our Conservative MPPs in the Durham Region, I am urging you take action to support laid off long-term care workers at Durham Christian Homes’ Glen Hill Marnwood. These members live and work in the Durham Region, with the current home in Bowmanville and new home being built in Whitby.

The government must tell Durham Christian Homes to move these workers to the new home with their existing working conditions or risk losing their license.

Your party, under the leadership of Premier Ford, made a commitment to strengthen care for seniors living in long-term care homes in Ontario. You have publicly thanked frontline long-term care workers for their dedication and hard work throughout this pandemic. These 60 workers supported residents in the Durham Region during this pandemic. They have built close relationships with residents, they successfully kept COVID out of the home, and they have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to ensure quality care. And now they are begging your government to turn your words into action.

Many of these workers have put decades of their lives into supporting residents from the Durham Region at Glen Hill Marnwood. They were ready to move with residents to the new home. But instead, they have received layoff notices. Some have been told they can reapply for their old jobs with significant concessions. Others have been told that their jobs are being contracted out to lower-paid workers.

This is not how front-line heroes should be treated. We had a staffing crisis in long-term care before the pandemic, and the actions of Durham Christian Homes will drive more experienced and dedicated workers out of the field.

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    To: Doug Ford and local MPP.

    Copy: Christine Elliott, Merilee Fullerton, Raymond Cho, Lorne Coe, Lindsay Park, Peter Bethlenfalvy, and Rod Phillips

    To Doug Ford:

    I am writing to urge you to take action to support laid off long-term care workers at Durham Christian Homes’ Glen Hill Marnwood. The government must tell Durham Christian Homes to move over these workers to the new home with their existing working conditions or risk losing their license.

    Premier Ford, you made a commitment to strengthen care for seniors living in long-term care homes in Ontario. You publicly thanked frontline long-term care workers for their dedication and hard work throughout this pandemic. These 60 workers supported residents during this pandemic. They have built close relationships with residents, and they have worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic to ensure quality care. And now they are begging you to turn your words into action.

    Many of these workers have put decades of their lives into supporting residents at Glen Hill Marnwood. They were ready to move with residents to the new home. But instead, they have received layoff notices. Some have been told they can reapply for their old jobs with significant concessions. Others have been told that their jobs are being contracted out to lower-paid workers.

    This is not how front-line heroes should be treated. We had a staffing crisis in long-term care before the pandemic, and the actions of Durham Christian Homes will drive more experienced and dedicated workers out of the field.

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