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More than 400 health care workers who work at Torontos Riverdale Hospital hit the street in a legal picket Wednesday protesting their stalled negotiations.

The members, who belong to CUPE 79 the largest municipal union in the country, are among nearly 40,000 Ontario health care workers now at the bargaining table who do not have the right to strike.

CUPE 79 President Ann Dembinski said Ontario workers are dealing with crushing workloads and chronic understaffing as a result of the provincial governments health care policies. And at the Riverdale Hospital these 400 workers are saying they are prepared to fight back.

A mass solidarity picket is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 29 at lunchtime when the 400 health care workers will step up the pressure on their employer to negotiate.