TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Conservative Government says it is going to slash public services by $4 to $8 billion yearly over the next three years. This will cripple key social, environmental and cultural services that Canadians rely on and could mean the loss of more than 100,000 public and private sector jobs across Canada.
Harper is "Out to Lunch"… and today we're joining him!
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is holding a National Day of Action to protest the slashing of public services by the Conservative Government. PSAC members will take their lunches outside and stand together in front of their workplaces to show solidarity against Harper's austerity program. As public service workers, we are on the front-lines of defending public services that Canadian families and communities rely upon.
|When:||Thursday, March 1, 2012 at noon (12pm)|
|Where:||4900 Yonge Street, Toronto and 25-55 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto|
|| Patty Ducharme, PSAC National Executive Vice-President
Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour
Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President - Ontario
Marie Clarke Walker, Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President
John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council President
About the Public Service Alliance of Canada
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) represents about 180,000 workers primarily in the federal government and its agencies. The PSAC strives to enhance public services and has been at the forefront of a variety of significant and successful campaigns for workplace and human rights, including the struggle for equal pay, enhanced workplace health and safety and the rights of same sex spouses.
For further information:
Lino Vieira, PSAC Communications Officer, cell: 416-577-0238