Gloria Turney, is incensed at the death of her fellow union member and home care worker, Arlene Reid.
Reid, aged 51, tragically died a few days after contracting COVID-19. Her primary job was as a home care worker for the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon).
It’s not clear if she caught the infection while providing home care, or through her other jobs.
As of May 12, 3,485 health care workers had been infected with COVID-19 across Ontario, accounting for just above 16 per cent of the province’s cases.
Turney, who grew up with Reid in Jamaica, questions the level of safety for health care workers, even as they are lauded as heroes.
“I am so mad at all of you!!!!!” reads one of her social media posts. “HOW MANY MORE OF US HAVE TO DIE BEFORE YOU DO RIGHT BY US?”