Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

March 15, 2010 11:23 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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 15, 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 two weeks 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 an Ottawa news conference on March 16.

WHO: Michael Hurley, President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
  Hugh Armstrong, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)
  Pam Huckle, Home Care Worker
WHAT: News Conference
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010
WHERE: 377 Bank Street (Bank and Lewis)
  Ottawa, On

Contact Information

  • Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
    Michael Hurley
    CUPE Communications
    Ronald Boisrond