Media Advisory - Hundreds to rally June 18 to "keep jobs local" in LHINs show-down

    NORTH BAY, ON, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Laundry workers and hundreds of
their supporters will rally to "keep jobs local" at the Nipissing Area Joint
Hospitals Laundry service on Monday, June 18, in a show-down over provincial
health services restructuring.
    Their target? Liberal MPP Monique Smith (Nipissing), the only politician
in a position to do the right thing and preserve local jobs in North Bay.

    WHAT:   Keep Jobs Local! Rally organized by the
            Keep Jobs Local! Coalition

    WHO:    Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario
            Michael Hurley, 1st Vice-President, CUPE Ontario
            Audrey Dwinnell, President, CUPE 4384
            Wyman MacKinnon, Northern Representative
            CUPE Ontario Executive Board
            CUPE members from North Bay and across Ontario

    WHEN:   Monday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m.

    WHERE:  Liberal MPP Monique Smith's office
            165 Main Street East, North Bay

    Twenty-six laundry workers with CUPE 4384 in North Bay are slated to lose
their jobs because local health services providers have decided to close up
shop and truck dirty linen down the road to Sudbury.
    Moves like this prove there's nothing local about how health services
will be re-aligned, merged and transferred under the Liberal government's
Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) restructuring.

For further information:

For further information: Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario, (416)
209-0066 (C); David Robbins, CUPE Communications, (613) 878-1431 (C)

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