Living Wages for Disability Support Staff
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Staff supporting Manitobans with intellectual disabilities deserve living wages!
Disability support staff are among the lowest paid human service workforces in Manitoba. Their work is undervalued and staff are paid significantly less than others working in comparable professions including health care aides and educational assistants. Low wages mean high turnover, staff shortages, huge overtime costs and difficulty recruiting staff with relevant knowledge and skills.
From the ages of 18-65, a Manitoban with an intellectual disability can expect to have more than 770 different staff providing very personal supports to them.
People deserve consistency in their lives. Staff who choose disability support work as a profession deserve a living wage. #ShowUsASign
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