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OPSEU Diablogue: Second deadline for PSW Registry is cancelled – for now

Let’s be clear: there is no present deadline for anybody to get on the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Registry. Employers may be setting their own deadline, but this is not coming from the PSW Registry itself. There was a deadline … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: De-integrating home support services in Ontario

Ontario has promised three million new hours of home care personal support services over the next three years. While it sounds like a lot, keep in mind that about 32 million hours of public home care are delivered annually and … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: PSW Registry – Many issues unresolved despite impending deadline

As the deadline approaches for home care personal support workers to register with the government’s new PSW Registry, key issues remain up in the air and are unlikely to be resolved soon. PSWs may very well ask what they are registering … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: PSW registry up and running despite unresolved key issues

Health Minister Deb Matthews rose in the legislature to announce June 13 the new PSW Registry is up and running. Initially PSWs (Personal Support Workers) in the home care sector are being asked to sign up, followed by those working Ontario’s long … Continue reading →