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North Bay—Universal health care is now under threat like never before. But front line workers in the system are committed to protecting programs and services under public delivery.

Throughout the province, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) who are the front line staff in our hospitals, homes for the aged and home care agencies are joining with community and social justice groups to ensure that the privatization of our cherished health care system does not become a reality.

About 150 CUPE members from the health care sector will be in North Bay from Wednesday, September 25 to September 27 at the Best Western Hotel, 700 Lakeshore Dr., for their annual strategy/bargaining conference. Delegates will focus on several key issues, including health care reform and workload pressures resulting from hospital downsizing and chronic under- funding of home care and long-term care by the Ontario Tory government.

Brian O’Keefe, the secretary-treasurer of CUPE Ontario, will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


For more information please contact:
Brian O’Keefe, Secretary-Treasurer
(416) 579-7414
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications
(416) 578-8774