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