June 8th-12th letter writing campaign

***June 11th update on letter writing

For all of those members sending letters to Premier Ford, Christine Elliott and Peter Bethlanfalvy:

There was some confusion about the envelopes. I was unfortunately NOT supplied with envelopes or postage. The intent was to suggest to send in coloured envelopes to grab the attention of the recipients. Any bright colour will do. I have actually used some left over Greeting Card envelopes for mine.  Thank you for participating in the continued attempt to lobby for Pandemic Pay on behalf of ALL Frontline Staff.

Stay safe and take care.

Susan


 

Join us this week June 8 – 12  and send a letter to Premier Doug Ford, Health Minister Christine Elliott and Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy. Tell them that they must change course on their decision about who receives and subsequently in our case doesn’t receive pandemic pay. They must remember about allied health professionals, the forgotten frontline.

 

Write your own personal message or feel free to use a pre-written letter below and if you’d like, speak with Susan, OPSEU local 101 president about getting a special coloured envelope to mail each of them. We need to continue to demand that they include all healthcare workers in the pandemic pay premiums.


Ontario Premier’s Office

Legislative Building, Queens Park,

Toronto, ON

M7A 1A1

Dear Premier Ford,

Since first announcing pandemic pay for frontline health care professionals in late April, you have more than once stated your willingness to look into increasing the professions that will receive it and this is why I’m writing you today.

As a ___________________ at _______________________ I am a forgotten frontline health worker. Three months have passed with thousands of essential and hard-working allied health professionals, like myself, performing heroically over incredibly long hours, exhausted, risking my life, worrying about PPE, and still looking in from the outside. We need you to come through on your promise to provide us with the recognition we all deserve.

Myself and my colleagues face incredible division in our workplace. All of us provide direct patient care and are working alongside colleagues with similar risks who are deemed eligible for the premium. In fact, approximately one-third of the hospital workforce is excluded, the majority of whom are regulated health professionals that provide direct patient care. This situation undermines the morale of frontline staff in hospitals. There should be clear recognition that the response to the pandemic is a collective effort.

Providing all frontline healthcare workers with an increased level of financial security during what is nothing short of a very insecure time, will not only help morale, but increase the health of those who need focused and valued caretakers the most.

We look forward to you continuing to show the leadership Ontarians need during this incredibly stressful and dangerous time.

Sincerely,

Name:

Position:

Hospital:


Hon. Christine Elliott, Minister of Health   

Ministry of Health

5th Floor

777 Bay St.

Toronto, ON M7A 2J3

Dear Hon. Christine Elliott,

Since first announcing pandemic pay for frontline health care professionals in late April, you have more than once stated your willingness to look into increasing the professions that will receive it and this is why I’m writing you today.

As a ___________________ at _______________________ I am a forgotten frontline health worker. Three months have passed with thousands of essential and hard-working allied health professionals, like myself, performing heroically over incredibly long hours, exhausted, risking my life, worrying about PPE, and still looking in from the outside. We need you to come through on your promise to provide us with the recognition we all deserve.

Myself and my colleagues face incredible division in our workplace. All of us provide direct patient care and are working alongside colleagues with similar risks who are deemed eligible for the premium. In fact, approximately one-third of the hospital workforce is excluded, the majority of whom are regulated health professionals that provide direct patient care. This situation undermines the morale of frontline staff in hospitals. There should be clear recognition that the response to the pandemic is a collective effort.

Providing all frontline healthcare workers with an increased level of financial security during what is nothing short of a very insecure time, will not only help morale, but increase the health of those who need focused and valued caretakers the most.

We look forward to you continuing to show the leadership Ontarians need during this incredibly stressful and dangerous time.

Sincerely,

Name:

Position:

Hospital:


Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy

President of the Treasury Board

Treasury Board Secretariat
Whitney Block
99 Wellesley St. W, 4th Floor

Room 4320

Toronto, ON

M7A 1W3

Dear Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy,

Since first announcing pandemic pay for frontline health care professionals in late April, your government has more than once stated your willingness to look into increasing the professions that will receive it and this is why I’m writing you today.

As a ___________________ at _______________________ I am a forgotten frontline health worker. Three months have passed with thousands of essential and hard-working allied health professionals, like myself, performing heroically over incredibly long hours, exhausted, risking my life, worrying about PPE, and still looking in from the outside. We need you to come through on your promise to provide us with the recognition we all deserve.

Myself and my colleagues face incredible division in our workplace. All of us provide direct patient care and are working alongside colleagues with similar risks who are deemed eligible for the premium. In fact, approximately one-third of the hospital workforce is excluded, the majority of whom are regulated health professionals that provide direct patient care. This situation undermines the morale of frontline staff in hospitals. There should be clear recognition that the response to the pandemic is a collective effort.

Providing all frontline healthcare workers with an increased level of financial security during what is nothing short of a very insecure time, will not only help morale, but increase the health of those who need focused and valued caretakers the most.

We look forward to you continuing to show the leadership Ontarians need during this incredibly stressful and dangerous time.

Sincerely,

Name:

Position:

Hospital:

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