Media advisory - Privatization, contracting out are threatening public services, jobs in The Kawarthas - CUPE



    LINDSAY, ON, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ -The Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE) Ontario will hold a media conference on Thursday,
September 25 at 1:30 p.m. to outline how specific privatization and
contracting out issues are threatening the quality of local public services in
The Kawarthas, particularly in the municipal, university and health care
sectors.
    "Residents have bought and paid for these services, yet local
institutions like the City of Kawartha Lakes, Trent University and the
Peterborough Regional Health Centre are willing to sell them out to the lowest
for-profit bidder," says CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan. "That ends up
costing taxpayers more."
    This media conference is being held the day before CUPE Ontario hosts a
free rock concert with Kim Mitchell to highlight the need to preserve public
services that are the bedrock of strong communities.

    
        Date:              Thursday, September 25, 2008
        Media Conference:  1:30 p.m.
        Location:          Lindsay Fairgrounds
                           354 Angeline Street South
    

    Speakers at the media conference will include Sid Ryan, Lyn Edwards
representing municipal workers and Matthew Martin who is heading the
anti-privatization campaign at Trent University.
    The media conference will also address the loss of good jobs and the
resulting economic impact on local communities when governments contract out
services to private operators.




For further information:

For further information: Valerie Dugale, CUPE Communications, (647)
225-3685

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