Media advisory - Laundry workers hold information picket Tuesday to stop closure, loss of jobs

    NORTH BAY, ON, April 9 /CNW Telbec/ - In a continuing bid to protect
local jobs, workers affected by the proposed closure of the Nipissing Laundry
will hold an information picket in front of Cassellholme Home for the Aged on
Tuesday, April 10th at 3:30 p.m.
    As one of the facilities that relies on the Nipissing Laundry,
Cassellholme has voted against closing the laundry. Twenty-six members of CUPE
Local 4384 are warning that the closure of the facility will mean job losses,
reduced service, and a negative impact on the local economy.
    "We're not prepared to let the North Bay General Hospital lead the charge
to export good jobs from North Bay to Sudbury," says Henri Giroux, President
of the North Bay District Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Council.
"It's time for everyone in our community to press the hospital and other
partners to be responsible, good citizens and support the economic well-being
of North Bay."
    The decision by North Bay General Hospital's board of directors to send
laundry to Sudbury has jeopardized the future of the laundry that serves area
hospitals and health care facilities.
    The information picket will be held:

                 Date:      Tuesday, April 10, 2007

                 Time:      3:30 p.m.

                 Location:  Cassellholme Home for the Aged
                            400 Olive Street
                            North Bay

For further information:

For further information: Henri Giroux, President, North Bay, (705)
474-4250 x231; District CUPE Council, (705) 494-9302

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