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HALIFAX - Employees of the soon-to-be-closed Halifax County Regional Rehabilitation Centre, (HCRRC), will hold an ’information picket’ tomorrow morning at Sunrise Manor.

The open house is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 25 at the seniors’ home on Gottingen Street.

Sunrise Manor is the temporary home for several residents of the Rehab Centre. The open house is designed to show the new, temporary facility.

About 80 employees of the Rehab Centre are poised to go on legal strike.

The Centre is slated to close this week with some staff and clients being moved to Sunrise Manor.

The major issue is severance for employees who will lose their jobs when the facility closes. The union wants Community Services Minister Peter Christie to intervene in the dispute to resolve the severance issue.

Christie’s department is the sole funding source for the Rehab Centre.

Many of the displaced CUPE employees have over 20 years’ service at the Centre and face the prospect of losing their jobs with no severance or retraining options.


For further information:
Linda Thurston-Neeley, CUPE National

(902) 455-4180 (O), (902) 452-9979 (Cell)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative,
(902) 455-4180 (O)