Personal support worker (PSW) staffing levels at the Fosterbrooke Long-Term Care Home in Newcastle, Ontario, were recently cut. On April 19, 2016, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, members of the CUPE Ontario Health Care Workers Coordinating Committee (HCWCC), and Fosterbrooke staff joined a rally and caravan to get the cuts rescinded, and to ensure that Ontario’s long-term care residents have access to quality care.
The rally, held in front of Fosterbrooke, was followed by a caravan to the office of area MPP Granville Anderson. Members delivered a petition to stop cuts to care and to ask for support to make 4 hours of daily hands-on care the law for Ontario’s long-term care residents. MPP Anderson agreed to a meeting with members later this month to discuss their concerns.