Private care home workers call exclusion from B.C. pandemic pay extremely unfair

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Two health-care workers who served on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a private long-term care home say they’ve been unfairly excluded from a temporary wage top-up given to their counterparts in publicly funded facilities.

A care aide a nurse who both work at a privately owned and operated care home in Port Coquitlam said they worked 12- to 16-hour shifts to care for the home’s 49 residents in the early weeks of the pandemic.

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Original Article Source Credits:   CityNews1130 ,

Article Written By:  KELVIN GAWLEY

Original Article Posted on:   Oct 22, 2020

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