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Job cuts at St. Johns nursing homes will have a direct impact on patient care. CUPE Local 879, which represents workers at St. Patricks Mercy Home, denounced the cuts to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and personal care assistants (PCAs).

Eighteen months ago they cut three full-time LPN positions. That amounts to 5,800 hours of direct patient care. Last week they announced cuts equaling 3.6 LPN and PCA positions, which is over 7,000 hours of direct patient care. How can the board say this doesnt affect patient care? asks CUPE representative Bob Matthews.

With talk of P3s coming, it sure looks to us like this employer is making the operation leaner and more attractive for a potential private partner.

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador is holding a P3 conference in St. Johns in early March to expose the risks of P3s.