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Weyburn: The Sun Country Health Board wont allow the union representing health workers to make a presentation at its September 22 board meeting about its controversial decision to centralize laundry services.

The decision upsets Vicki ODell, president of CUPE 5999. Wheres the accountability? The board cant just make a bad decision one that will have a devastating impact on peoples livelihoods and the viability of their communities and then close the board room doors to public criticism.

ODell asked the board on September 10 for permission to make a formal presentation at its meeting in White Bear on September 22. But yesterday she received a letter from Sun Country CEO Lee Spencer, denying her request to speak. Instead, Mr. Spencer suggested the union forward in writing, any new information.

But ODell says even though the board doesnt want to hear any more criticism of its dirty laundry decision, it may have no choice.

Were still planning to go to the meeting and speak-out during the public session, says ODell. We really hope board members will start listening to what we have to say, instead of trying to avoid hearing any public criticism.

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For more information contact:
Vicki ODell at 842-1559.