A first support worker beneficiaries has succumbed to the COVID-19, has announced the canadian Union of public employees (CUPE).
“It is with great regret that the local 2881 CUPE has learned of the deaths linked to the COVID-19 a patient care attendant (PAB) at CIUSSS of the west island of Montreal,” said CUPE.
The employee was working at the CHSLD Grace Dart and had more than 25 years of experience.
“Our thoughts are foremost with his family and colleagues and we send our most sincere condolences. We also want to emphasize the vocation of the worker. In the most difficult of circumstances, she was dedicated to residents and their fate was truly in the heart. In recent times, she has done several overtime shifts to meet the basic needs,” said Jonathan Smith, president of the Union CUPE 2881.
According to CUPE, the employee was still at work on the 11th of April last.
“On the part of the great family of the canadian union of public EMPLOYEES, we offer our sympathies to the family, colleagues and all workers who are on the frontline of this crisis. Please know that we grieve with you today, but tomorrow we take the fight on all fronts to ensure that these employees are essential to be able to do their job safely,” added Benoit Bouchard, president of CUPE-Quebec.