Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario
Ontario Health Coalition

Ontario Health Coalition

March 22, 2010 16:52 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

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 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 less than 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 a Hamilton news conference on March 23.

WHO: Michael Hurley, President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
  Sue Hotte, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)
  Pam Huckle, Retired home care worker
   
WHAT: News Conference
   
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 23, 2010
   
WHERE: Hamilton Convention Centre
  10 MacNab Street South
  Hamilton, ON

Contact Information

  • Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
    Michael Hurley
    President
    416-884-0770
    or
    CUPE Communications
    Ronald Boisrond
    514-802-2802