Legislative Assembly of Ontario

To: The Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Whereas: The Ontario government has continued the practice of competitive bidding for home care services; and

Whereas: The competitive biding process has increased the privatization of Ontario’s health care delivery, in direct violation of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004, and

Whereas: Competitive bidding for home care services has decreased both the continuity and quality of care available to home care clients; and

Whereas: Home care workers do not enjoy the same employment rights such as successor rights as all other Ontario workers have, which deprives them of termination rights, seniority rights and the right to move with their work when their employer agency loses a contract.

We call on the government of Ontario:

1. To immediately stop the competitive bidding for home care services so home care clients can receive the continuity and quality of care they deserve; and

2. To extend successor rights under the Labour Relations Act to home care workers to ensure the home care sector is able to retain a work force that is responsive to clients’ needs.

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The Fix the Delivery of Home Care Services in Ontario petition to Legislative Assembly of Ontario was written by David Francis and is in the category Health at GoPetition.