Pandemic Pay -  Contact your MPP


Letter to your MPP

Template letter for MPP - COVID-19
OAMRS letter to Premier Ford - for inspiration 

Instructions:

Step 1: personalize email message found below

 

Step 2: Find your MPP email address click here or here

  • type in your postal code – click Search
  • Copy and paste MPP’s name into email
  • Copy MPP email address (under Constituency office)

 

Step 3: Email to your MPP and copy (cc.) the following:



Telephone your MPP

Find your MPP telephone number click here

  • type in your postal code – click Search

Call the Premier's office, Ministers office and your MPPs offices, tell them this is unacceptable, and ask for their support!

Dear (insert MPP name here):

My name is (insert name here) and I am a (insert specialty - Medical Radiation Technologist/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Radiation Therapist) working on the frontline at (insert name of facility/IHF here). Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMSs) were not included yet again on the list of approved health professionals in the pandemic pay, according to communications the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences received from Deputy Minister Helen Angus.

MRTs and DMSs are frontline in the fight against COVID-19. We wear personal protective equipment all day, and by the nature of the close physical contact required to perform diagnostic testing and/or treatment we risk our lives every day going in to work. I urge you to correct this error and recognize MRTs and DMSs as the frontline workforce we are and include us in the temporary pandemic pay.

My colleagues and I provide vital diagnostic services such as x-rays, ultrasounds, CTs, MRIs, interventional, and radiation therapy procedures to thousands of Ontarians every day. (insert an example of your interactions with patients). These procedures are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat COVID-19 infected patients. Our amount of direct contact with suspected or infected patients on a daily basis is similar or higher than most of the other professionals listed, so we are very confused about how it is possible that we are not recognized.  I continue, despite not being recognized, to go into work each day and put myself and my family’s lives at risk in the public interest.

That the government would not include us in pandemic-pay recognition is insulting.  There is still time to correct this oversight!  In the name of justice, give MRTs and DMSs the pandemic pay we deserve.

Your name


cc:

Right Honourable Doug Ford, Premier
Honourable Christine Elliott, Minister of Health  
Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care
Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences


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