Ontario MRTs/DMSs united to get the respect/recognition we deserve. COVID-19 Pandemic Pay

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Frontline Healthcare Workers: Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMSs) abandoned by the Ontario government.

The Ontario government announced last weekend a pandemic pay for frontline healthcare workers and has not included MRTs and DMSs. MRTs and DMSs are providing vital diagnostic tests and treatments on thousands of Ontarians every day in Ontario hospitals, independent health and long-term care facilities. They are in the intensive care units, emergencies, dedicated suites, and at the bedside performing x-rays, ultrasounds, CTs, MRIs, and interventional procedures, having just as much or more direct contact with patients as any other professionals listed in the government release.

MRTs and DMSs are frontline health workers that are risking their lives and the lives of their families in the public interest every day in the battle against COVID-19.  It is incomprehensible that this government refuses to recognize them! If MRTs and DMSs walked off the job tomorrow it would be a major crisis.

Our members are feeling undervalued, angry, frustrated and discouraged by Premier Ford’s lack of recognition despite receiving a letter from our Members and being questioned directly at his daily press conference.

Please sign the petition and support Ontario MRTs and DMSs in getting the recognition they deserve as frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19