Media Advisory - CAMH workers to take anti-violence message to the public today

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Rocked by the latest round of violence against staff at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), mental health workers represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will stage a noon hour information picket today outside the Queen St. West, facility.

Date: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Time:  

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Place: 

CAMH, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto

 

On October 23, a mental health worker at CAMH was severely beaten by a patient. The nurse was left with damage to her optic nerve, facial fractures, and multiple bruises.

"No worker in Ontario should be afraid to go in to work for fear of being injured, but that's the reality for thousands of mental health workers," said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "We're holding our information picket at CAMH today to tell the public that we're on the job to treat patients, but we can't do it if we're not safe in the workplace."

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: Warren (Smokey) Thomas, 613-329-1931

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http://www.opseu.org

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