Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

March 27, 2009 13:42 ET

Media Advisory: A "Revolution" in Long Term Care, or Just More Spin?

Joint media conference with CUPE, SEIU, CAW and OPSEU, Monday March 30

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2009) - Unions representing most long-term care workers will hold a Monday media conference to render their verdict on a flawed process that was supposed to create better long-term care for residents.

Leaders from major health care unions - the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Canada, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) - will make a major announcement concerning the process being led by Shirlee Sharkey under the auspices of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

WHO: Candace Rennick, Second Vice-President, CUPE Ontario
Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Local 1 Canada
Patty Rout, First Vice-President, OPSEU
Katha Fortier, CAW Director of Health Care

WHAT: Major announcement from long-term care unions

WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio

WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2:00 PM

The union leaders will ask: Whatever happened to the Liberal government's promised "revolution" in Ontario long-term care?

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