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Creating a public, non-profit long-term care system in Ontario – as proposed by the Ontario NDP today – is the only way forward to protect seniors and prevent further tragedies in the province’s nursing homes during the pandemic. 

Toronto - Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Local 533, working at Casino Woodbine, received notice the Casino would be shutting down on March 15th, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

PSAC proposed to the Employer (Great Canadian Gaming), that they grant special paid leave to workers to assist them. Furthermore, PSAC proposed that the Employer provide a special top up to Employment Insurance benefits should the situation require the facility to remain closed, which was also denied.

Toronto – The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is calling on the Ontario government to do more to protect workers during this public health crisis. Specifically, special paid leave, along with income supports, are crucial to assist families who have been suspended from work by their employers.

Burlington – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) Locals in the Burlington area, will be holding a rally against the government’s Phoenix Pay System. The problem plagued system continues to leave tens of thousands of workers with incorrect pay and after four years since its implementation we are still waiting for a resolution. 

What:              Rally Against the Phoenix Pay System

Where:           Canada Centre for Inland Waters (867 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington)

When:             Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 12 p.m. noon

Kingston - As the Phoenix pay disaster hits the four-year mark, PSAC members across Canada are holding public protests to increase pressure for government action. In Kingston, which has a large federal public sector workforce, the effects of this disastrous pay system continue to be felt in the community.

The PSAC Kingston Area Council will be setting up a soup kitchen outside Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen’s office to speak with the public on the devastation Phoenix has caused and the government’s inept response to the crisis.

What:              Soup Kitchen