Health care workers rally for a fair deal Wednesday, Vancouver Art Gallery @ 12:15 p.m.

NOTICE TO EDITORS

VANCOUVER, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Hundreds of health care workers will rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery Wednesday to back their demands for fair and reasonable contract settlements.

They'll hear from the leaders of the three lead unions in ongoing collective bargaining talks covering 70,000 health care workers.

What:   Rally for Health Care
Where:  Vancouver Art Gallery, North Side
When:   Wednesday, November 7 @ 12:15 p.m.
Who:  

Darryl Walker, president, BC Government and Service Employees' Union    
Bonnie Pearson, secretary-business manager, Hospital Employees' Union    
Reid Johnson, president, Health Sciences Association

Workers in the Community Bargaining Association will begin limited job action Thursday, while those in the Facilities Bargaining Association announced a 96 per cent strike mandate this past weekend.

The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association is currently taking a strike vote among union members in that sector.

Media feeds will be available on site.

SOURCE: Hospital Employees' Union

For further information:

Margi Blamey, HEU communications officer, 604-785-5324 (cell)
Holly Reid, BCGEU communications officer, 604-785-0124 (cell)
Yukie Kurahashi, HSA communications officer, 778-869-1034 (cell)