TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ – Canada’s largest union in the private sector supports the rights of all people to access public mental health care free from barriers.
“To mark Bell Let’s Talk Day, I encourage all people in Canada to demand strengthened access to mental health services through our public health care systems,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Across the country, health care is in crisis. We must unite to protect this public good.”
In Ontario, Unifor members in hospitals and front line services are facing layoff due to budget shortfalls. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1.6 million Canadians report unmet mental health care needs each year.