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TORONTO The leaders of Ontarios largest public sector unions, together with frontline home care workers, will discuss the drive to the bottom in the provinces home care sector as the countrys premiers meet to hammer out their health care agenda.

Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario, and Leah Casselman, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 2 in Bristol B, Wyndham Bristol Place, 950 Dixon Road. They will be joined by workers from agencies that have been hit hard by the competitive bidding system for home care.

  • Who: Leah Casselman, president, OPSEU; Sid Ryan, president, CUPE Ontario; Frontline home care workers
  • What: Home Care and Competitive Bidding: The Drive to the Bottom
  • When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2004
  • Where: Bristol B, Wyndham Bristol Place, 950 Dixon Road (across from Pearson International Airport)

For more information, contact:

Pat Daley
CUPE Communications
416-299-9739 ext. 264
416-616-6142 (cell)

Rick Janson
OPSEU Communications
416-525-3324 (cell)