Pandemic Pay for Ontario Nurses

Pandemic Pay for Ontario Nurses

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Jessica Lynne started this petition to @dougford and

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Ontario nurses’ workloads have increased. While nurses provide skilled care, they continue to work in environments where the Covid virus poses a real threat to their health. In addition, nurses are being forced to redeploy to units or institutions for which they may not have the experience or skill to work in. Other issues are:

- the lack of available vaccines for nurses
- our wages have been stalled for the next three years
- no cost-of-living wage increase since 2012
- our bargaining power has been forcefully eliminated by the government
- our pandemic/hazard pay has been terminated

Nurses are tired, scared, and overworked. But they persevere daily against the Covid fight. They are the backbone of a smooth functioning health system.

While other health-related disciplines, such as doctors, receive pandemic/hazard pay, nurses do not. We are asking the government to reinstate pandemic/hazard pay for nurses now, the last 10 months, and for it to be continued until the pandemic is over.

We are asking the government not to fail us any longer, but to compensate us fairly, equally, and appropriately. Your Ontario nurses deserve better.

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