Ontario Midwives Rally - June 1
May 30, 2011, 10:30 AM EST
Ontario midwives and supporters will rally at Queen's Park on Wednesday June 1 asking the Ontario government for a long overdue pay equity adjustment. The rally is being organized by the Association of Ontario Midwives and supported by labour groups including the CAW and Ontario Federation of Labour.
Rally for Pay Equity
When: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Where: Queen's Park, Toronto
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For 11 of the past 17 years, Ontario midwives have received no pay increases. Subsequently, their wages have fallen behind other health care providers. An independent, third party report by the Ministry of Health concluded that there is a large pay equity gap for midwives.
Midwives have provided care to over 100,000 mothers and babies in home and hospital since 1994.
Download the flyer here