Media advisory - "Don't skimp on cleaning while infections grow at St Joe's!"



    Workers at Hamilton's St Joe's to hold info-pickets next week - Message
    to Health Minister Caplan: Fund our hospital, don't risk our health!

    HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Don't skimp on cleaning and
outsource jobs to solve Premier McGuinty's fake health funding crisis,
housekeeping and other support workers will tell Health Minister David Caplan
next week in a series of info-pickets at St Joseph's Hospital.
    Workers at St Joe's, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees
(CUPE) 786, will stage info-pickets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next
week to warn the public against the hospital's reckless plan to contract out
cleaning jobs even as it reels from C. difficile.

    
    WHAT:   Info-pickets against outsourcing cleaning jobs at St Joe's

    WHERE:  Three locations at St Joseph's Hospital:
            Charlton Site, 50 Charlton Avenue East
            Mountain Site, 100 West 5th Street
            Stoney Creek Site, 2757 King Street East

    WHEN:   Monday, September 29, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
            Wednesday, October 1, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
            Friday, October 3, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    

    The McGuinty government, through its so-called "Local Health Integration
Network" (LHIN), is not funding St Joe's adequately. But skimping on cleaning
by outsourcing jobs is the wrong strategy to clean up St. Joe's deficit,
workers will tell the public.




For further information:

For further information: David Robbins, CUPE Communications, cell (613)
878-1431

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