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Personal Support Workers Say Ford’s Pandemic Pay Boost Is Unfair and Will Create Shortages at Retirement Homes


Since October 2020, thousands of personal support workers and direct support workers have been entitled to a temporary hourly raise in recognition of the important work they do and the risks they have faced during COVID-19. However, other PSWs working in settings like long-term-care homes and retirement homes didn’t qualify for the raise — and now, with the Ontario premier’s promise to make the raise permanent, they’re asking to be included.

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Laura Woodman
August 12, 2021

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