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Toronto – Area health service workers, concerned that the McGuinty government’s plan for Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) will diminish patient care, will join health care workers from across the province in picketing at the constituency offices of MPPs, and at the Ottawa office of Premier Dalton McGuinty.

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the Service Employees International Union Local1.on (SEIULocal1.on), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) are working cooperatively to ensure that the for-profit model proposed under the LHINs is not extended to hospitals, long-term care and community-based social services.

Collectively, the four unions represent almost 200,000 health care workers province-wide.

Through the LHINs, the McGuinty Liberals propose massive changes to health service delivery. But the government has not consulted with patients and health service workers about how these changes will affect access to local care.

  • WHO:
    Health care and community-based social service workers who are members of ONA, CUPE, OPSEU and SEIU

  • WHAT:
    Picket at constituency office of Gerard Kennedy

  • WHERE:
    2861 Dundas St W

  • WHEN:
    Friday, December 2, 2005 at 10 am - noon


For more information, please contact:

Stella Yeadon, CUPE 416-578-8774

Sheree Bond, ONA 416-964 8833, x 2430

David Cox, OPSEU 416-788-9197

John Van Beek, SEIU (905) 660-1800, x 319