Hudak's job-killing plan would cost North Bay 800 jobs

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will hold a news conference as part of a province-wide tour.

Where: In front of MNR Building, 3301 Trout Lake Road, North Bay
When: Noon, Wednesday, May 21

NORTH BAY, ON, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - PC leader Tim Hudak's plan to cut 100,000 public sector jobs in Ontario will hit the North Bay area hard if Hudak gets a chance to go through with his plans.

"Given the large number of public sector employers in North Bay, there is no question the city and region would suffer a tremendous loss under Hudak's job-killing plan," said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.

Thomas will meet local representatives and visit public sector worksites that would undoubtedly be affected by the cuts, including the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

"You don't get the economy moving by throwing people out of work," said Thomas. "Tim Hudak is a job-killer.

"The people of North Bay may want to join me in putting this question to Conservative MP Vic Fedeli: 'Where will you cut those 800 jobs? How many from the hospital? Canadore College? Nipissing University? Ontario Northland? Community Living? Correctional Services? The school boards?'

"Hudak's job-killing plan will cut deep and have lasting effects. When the jobs go, so will the services," said Thomas.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information:

Norm Pilon, Staff Representative 705.471.6307
Sheila Keenan, Communications 416.802.1251