Media Advisory - HEU "live" Living Wage Tree of Hope to visit four local hospitals

NOTICE TO EDITOR

Campaign spreads anti-poverty message

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The "live" Living Wage Tree of Hope will tour four hospital sites in the lead up to the festive season to raise awareness about the Hospital Employees' Union's anti-poverty campaign.

The "Tree of Hope" will visit St. Paul's Hospital (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and Richmond Hospital (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) on Tuesday, December 18. Then on Wednesday, December 19, the tree will be at Burnaby Hospital (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and Royal Columbian Hospital (2:00 p.m.to 3:30 p.m.).

The project's goal is to engage HEU members and educate the public about the Living Wage Campaign, and also share the holiday spirit with candy canes, stickers and temporary tattoos.

The HEU Living Wage Campaign started in 2007 as a bargaining tool to advocate for family-supporting wages and safer working conditions for the union's contracted support workers. It has since grown into an anti-poverty, community campaign with allies across the province and country.

WHEN AND WHERE:

Tuesday, December 18   St. Paul's Hospital (9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
Richmond Hospital (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, December 19   Burnaby Hospital (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Royal Columbian Hospital (2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

SOURCE: Hospital Employees' Union

For further information:

contact event organizer Priti Shah at 604-618-7308.