(Photo By: Melissa Candelaria) Care coordinators protest on Frank Miller Street in Huntsville Jan. 30.

Local care coordinators want fair compensation for the work they do in the health care system. Tamara Smith is the bargaining president with the North Simcoe-Muskoka Community Care Access Centres and Ontario Nurses Association. She tells us what CCACs across the province are looking for.

On Friday, local care coordinators protested at the front entrance of Huntsville Hospital. Smith says it’s been a struggle for them in Muskoka. She says she personally hasn’t seen a raise in six years.

Smith says the accumulation is important for their pensions. She says care coordinators are an important part of the healthcare sector and they want to make sure they are treated fairly.

According to ONA, care coordinators in the North Simcoe-Muskoka LHIN are one of the lowest paid in the province. CCACs and their employers had been in negotiations since last March.