Media advisory - Rally for Osler's Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) tomorrow

    Workers at pediatrics and obstetrics units have 351 collective years of

    TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - "Respect for Registered Practical
Nurses" (RPNs) will be the order of the day tomorrow as RPNs and their
supporters rally to hold on to their jobs providing front line care for their
community at the William Osler Health Centre.
    The workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
145, and their supporters, will rally tomorrow outside the main doors of the
Brampton site of the hospital at 20 Lynch Street at 12 noon.

           WHAT:     Rally for Osler's Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs)

           WHERE:    Outside the main doors of the Brampton site
                     20 Lynch Street, Brampton

           WHEN:     Thursday, September 27, 12:00 noon

    With no process or consultation, management at the hospital is
reassigning RPNs from the obstetrics and pediatrics units to other units in
the hospital. The RPNs fear that service to the community will suffer, as they
have, collectively, over 351 years of experience, skills and dedication in
front line care. They don't want their community to lose this experience.

For further information:

For further information: Irving Poirier, President, CUPE 145, (416)
276-8079 (C); David Robbins, CUPE Communications, (613) 878-1431 (C)

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