VANCOUVER Public health workers who will be given pink slips tomorrow, May 7, by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority plan to hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. the same day in the Carnegie Community Centre.
At least 80 public health workers represented by CUPE and another 21 community health nurses represented by BCNU will receive lay-off notices.
At tomorrows news conference, members from both CUPE and the BCNU will discuss the impact of the cuts on the delivery of health services in the city.
Programs affected by the authoritys cost-cutting plan include the school immunization program, the inner city school meal program, and the vision screening program.
Participants include Vickie Jo Morris, a community developer; Joan Kerr, an orthoptist in the vision screening program; Lois Collier, an immunization nurse; and Diana Lilly, a prevention nurse.
The Carnegie Community Centre is located at 401 Main Street. Parking lots are located close by at Keefer and Columbia, and Powell and Columbia.
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For more information call:
Shirley Ross, BCNU, 604-433-2268, ext. 154
or cell 604-209-4258;
Beth Smillie, CUPE Communications,
604-291-1940, ext 223.