Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

February 22, 2009 16:40 ET

CUPE: Media Advisory-Front-Line North Bay Workers to Rally for Better Long-Term Care

Rally for 3.5 hours of care, per person, per day on Monday, Feb. 23

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2009) - Front-line long-term care workers will rally in North Bay tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 23 for minimum care standards in Ontario's long-term care system.

WHAT: Rally for minimum care standards in Long-term Care

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 23, 2:30 PM

WHERE: On the sidewalk of the Casselhome Home for the Aged
Corner of Cassel & Olive, North Bay

Today's rally is part of the union's campaign for better long-term care. Recent funding increases for long-term care have not actually translated into more care, especially in the for-profit sector. What long-term care patients need is the accountability of a minimum standard of care of 3.5 hours per patient per day.

CUPE workers - and several research studies - have identified 3.5 hours of care as adequate, necessary, and fair.

Contact Information

  • CUPE 146
    Henri Giroux
    cell (705) 471-7746
    CUPE Communications
    David Robbins
    cell (613) 878-1431