Prince Albert, SK: CUPE 3736, workers at North Saskatchewan Laundry, are holding a barbecue and rally on Friday, May 11 at 3:15 p.m. The last day of work for 29 full-time temporary workers who have been laid off is May 10.
“This is a huge loss, not only personally to these workers and their families, but to our whole community,” says CUPE 3736 President Anita Labossiere.
The jobs have been shipped to Calgary because the Saskatoon Health Region has decided to send their hospital linen to a private for-profit company, K-BRO, in Calgary, Alberta.
CUPE Saskatchewan President Tom Graham says that this is a shortsighted decision.
“At a time when 3sHealth is examining laundry services across the province, shipping the work to Calgary doesn’t make any sense,” says Graham. “Why are we sending jobs and taxpayer dollars to another province?”
CUPE 3736 represents 111 workers who provide services at North Saskatchewan Laundry and Support Services Ltd. (NSL) in Prince Albert. NSL was forced to lay off 29 full-time temporary workers. 3sHealth is a government agency that is conducting a province wide shared services review in health care.
WHAT: Rally and Barbecue
WHEN: Friday, May 11 at 3:15 p.m.
WHERE: CUPE Prince Albert Area Office parking lot, 1250A – 1st Avenue East, Prince Albert
For more information contact:
CUPE 3736 President
Office: 306-764-5264 or cell: 306-961-725
CUPE National Representative
Office: 3066-922-3895 or cell: 306-220-9270