Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

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

Ontario Health Coalition

April 07, 2010 12:14 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario's Already Damaged Home Care System at Risk Again as Ontario Poised to Lift Ban on Competitive Bidding

SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 7, 2010) - Ontario's home care system has already been seriously damaged by the McGuinty government's continuation of Mike Harris' contracting out policy. That damage may come any day now if the province proceeds with plans to lift its ban on competitive bidding. The ban expired March 31. Union officials, health care experts and home care workers will warn the public of the possible consequences at a news conference April 8.

WHO: Michael Hurley, CUPE Ontario's First Vice President and President, of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
  Anne Marie Macinnis, Ontario Health Coalition (OHC)
  Pam Huckle, Retired home care worker
   
WHAT: News Conference
   
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 8, 2010
   
WHERE: Tom Davies Square, City Hall
  In the Foyer
  200 Brady Street.
  Sudbury, ON

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Kevin Wilson
    416-821-6641