(New Glasgow) – Today is decision day for the Board of Directors of Valley View Villa. They are meeting to decide the fate of a bid from Sodexho Inc. to manage facility services.
Valley View Villa is considering a bid from the French-owned multinational corporation to take over management of the nursing home’s ‘Ancillary Services’, which CUPE Local 2330 argues will have a serious impact on the quality of care being provided to these residents as well as the number of jobs at the nursing home.
The union has also been waging a public campaign urging family members of residents at the facility and members of the broader public to find out more about what handing over our health care services to foreign-owned companies could mean for Pictou County.
Local president Betty Jean Sutherland says a petition with hundreds of names on it has been presented to the Board, urging not to accept the Sodexho bid.
Betty Jean Sutherland John McCracken
President, CUPE Local 2330 CUPE Communications Rep
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