30 funeral home workers locked out for second week by US owned Dignity Memorial Canada (Service Corporation International)

(July 5, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) Today marks the beginning of the second week of a lock-out of Toronto funeral home employees by Dignity Memorial, part of the giant Texas based multi-national Service Corporation International (SCI) which has facilities in 43 states and eight Canadian provinces.

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SEIU Healthcare salutes $35 million donation to Mount Sinai Hospital

(June 24, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) SEIU Healthcare, Canada’s largest healthcare union, congratulated Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital on receiving a $35 million donation in support of research.

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SEIU Healthcare welcomes Ontario government commitment to increase long-term care home inspections

(June 10, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) SEIU Healthcare, Canada’s largest healthcare union, welcomed today’s announcement by Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews to reinstate annual inspections for long-term care facilities.

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Video of Health Minister’s “Walk-A-Day” in the shoes of a Personal Support Worker released

June 3, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON – Today SEIU Healthcare released a video of Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews “Walking - A - Day” in the footsteps of Juliette Chestney, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) from Milton. The event was designed to increase understanding of the important role that PSWs play in Ontario’s healthcare system and learn about the challenges faced everyday by frontline healthcare staff. The event was organized by SEIU Healthcare, Canada’s largest healthcare union, which represents Ms. Chestney, in collaboration with Red Cross Care Partners and the Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre.

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Ajax Town Council first to pass resolution calling on governments to fulfill the promise of homecare

(May 28, 2013 - Richmond Hill, ON) Ajax Town Council unanimously endorsed a resolution last night calling on all levels of government to work together to strengthen public healthcare and fulfill the promise of homecare. The resolution was moved by Councillor Joanne Dies and seconded by Regional Councillor Colleen Jordan. The resolution is an initiative of local SEIU Healthcare members who deliver homecare services throughout the town.

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Health Minister “Walks-A-Day” in the shoes of a Personal Support Worker

May 23, 2013, Richmond Hill, ON – This morning Ontario’s Health Minister Deb Matthews joined Juliette Chestney, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) from Milton, to “Walk-A-Day” in her shoes to better understand the important role that PSWs play in Ontario’s healthcare system and learn about the challenges faced everyday by frontline healthcare staff.

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