Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

August 05, 2008 14:00 ET

OPSEU: Proposed Bill on Developmental Services Misses the Mark

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 5, 2008) - Changes to the legislation governing developmental services in Ontario are coming, and they're not all good.

With the Standing Committee hearings on the new legislation set for London Aug. 6, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and the Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a news conference to explain the ways this Bill will lead to a serious erosion in the quality of services for people with developmental disabilities.

The new bill, as structured, will lead to destabilized funding for developmental service agencies, loss of services for some people, and the creation of a privatized, competitive bidding system similar to the one that has been so disastrous in home care.

Media are invited to a news conference:

Where: Four Points Sheraton, 1150 Wellington Road South, London

When: August 6, 2008 - 8:45 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
    David Cox
    1-800-268-7376 x 8314