Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

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

Ontario Health Coalition

March 19, 2010 15:01 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

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 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 St. Catharines news conference on March 22.

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., Monday, March 22, 2010
WHERE: 124 Bunting Road
  Room #3
  St. Catharines, ON

Contact Information

  • Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE)
    Michael Hurley
    CUPE Communications
    Ronald Boisrond