Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

February 22, 2010 12:21 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario's Already Damaged Home Care System at Risk Again as Ontario Poised to Lift Ban on Competitive Bidding When Service Contracts End March 31

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2010) - Ontario's home care system has already been seriously damaged by the McGuinty government's continuation of Mike Harris' contracting out policy and may now be a month away from further harm if the province proceeds with plans to lift its ban on competitive bidding when service contracts expire March 31, union officials, health care experts and home care workers will warn at a Brockville news conference on February 23.

WHO: Kelly O'Sullivan, President, CUPE 4308
  Jim Riseberrry, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)
  Pam Huckle, Home care worker
   
WHAT: News Conference
   
WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010
   
WHERE: Brockville Fire Hall (Training Room)
  360 Laurier Blvd.
  Brockville, ON

Contact Information

  • CUPE 4308
    President
    Kelly O'Sullivan
    416-529-9600
    or
    CUPE Communications
    Chris Watson
    416-553-9410