KINGSTON, ON, Dec. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Despite facing layoffs, workers at
Providence Care are digging deep in their pockets to help the less
fortunate over the holiday season.
Workers at the facility, members of the Ontario Public Service Employees
Union Local 431, are donating $1,000 to a local homeless shelter and
$1,150 to the community food bank.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is proud that these members are
still putting the people of the community first.
"Even though their own futures are uncertain, these members are putting
their money towards the services that the patients of Providence Care
will need in the community," Thomas said. "OPSEU members can be
selfless while losing their jobs."
Last August, Providence Care told staff they would be eliminating as
many as 80-90 jobs to meet their target reduction of 60 full-time
equivalent positions by next spring. This represents almost one in five
jobs at the hospital.
For further information:
Kyle Jones, Local 431: 613-583-5953