More 'fairness' for health-care workers: Wynne

Increasing the wages of Ontario’s lowest-paid personal support workers will bring “greater equity” to the province’s health-care system and ensure such workers get the “recognition and respect” they deserve for the “vital work” they do, says Premier Kathleen Wynne.

Wynne made those remarks as she addressed about 500 members of the health-care division of the Service Employees International Union during a conference at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Tuesday afternoon.

"Paying our PSWs and allied health workers fair wages is important for so many reasons," said Wynne.

"They’re the questions of fairness and increasing your representation in a society that for a long time has not properly reflected the value of your work because your voice was not reflected in the corridors of power."

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