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ST. CATHARINES, ON.Paul Moist, national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and Michael Hurley, president of CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU), will hold an evening information session on Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and their impact on public health care delivery in the Niagara region. The information session will be held on Thursday, July 28th at 7:30 pm, in the union hall at 124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines.

We will be encouraging area residents and local hospital workers to join our fight to protect public health care in the Niagara region,” said Paul Moist, national president of CUPE.

The Ontario government is planning to regionalize health care delivery. Under the proposed LHINs purchaser provider model, all hospitals, long-term care facilities, home care and Ministry of Health funded social services in Niagara and Hamilton will be governed by a Local Health Integration Network.

WHO: Paul Moist, National President of CUPE
Michael Hurley, President of CUPE’s
Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU)
WHAT: Information session about the impact of LHINs
WHERE: Union hall,
124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines
WHEN: Thursday, July 28th, 7:30 pm

CUPE is Canada’s largest public sector union, representing over 540,000 members across the country. CUPE also represents over 30,000 hospital workers in Ontario.

For further information, please contact:

Paul Moist
CUPE National President
(613) 558-2873 (cell)

Michael Hurley
President OCHU/CUPE
(416) 884-0770 (cell)

James Chai
CUPE Communications Representative
(416) 458-3983 (cell)