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CUPE 966 and Ontario Health Coalition to hold press conference Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Dec 6, 2011 09:25 AM

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 and the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) will hold a press conference on Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Peel Manor Long-Term Care Centre. 

The press conference will address the possible sale of Peel Manor, the largest long-term care facility in Peel Region, and the threat to four other long-term care facilities in the Region. 

“Peel Manor has offered excellent care to the most vulnerable members of our community for over 100 years,” said Mary-Jo Falle, President of CUPE 966, representing personal care workers and kitchen staff at the Manor. 

“Peel Manor, and the other four homes in Peel, provide a high level of care – as good as or better than any long-term care home in the province – and are home to hundreds of seniors. Displacing them would severely affect their quality of life. The mere suggestion of a sale has already begun to make our residents anxious,” said Falle. 

WHAT: Press conference to address the possible sale of Peel Manor Long-Term Care Centre 

WHO: Mary-Jo Falle, President, CUPE 966; Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, OHC; Dorothy Higgins, concerned family member of a resident 

WHERE: Peel Manor, 525 Main Street North, Brampton, Ontario 

WHEN: Tuesday, December 6 at 9:30 a.m. 

For more information, please contact: 

Mary-Jo Falle, President, CUPE Local 966, 905-502-6599

Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999