KINGSTON, ON, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Picketers will be calling for a "rethink" of cuts to mental health beds at Providence Care during a noon-hour protest on Monday.
Workers at Providence Care have been told that nearly one in five workers will lose their jobs in the new year as part of downsizing for the new $350 million public-private partnership hospital. The new hospital will open with 40 fewer mental health beds than currently exist at the old Kingston psychiatric hospital.
A picket has been called to protest the cuts.
When: Monday, September 9 / 11 am - 1 pm
Where: Providence Care, 752 King Street West, Kingston
Speakers (at 12:25 Noon): Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President; Chris Cormier, OPSEU Regional VP; Ross Sutherland, Chair, Kingston Health Coalition
For further information:
contact Rick Janson, OPSEU Campaigns, at 416-525-3324 (Cell).