OTTAWA, March 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Staff from the ServiceOntario office on John Counter Boulevard, members of OPSEU Local 432, will distribute critical information to the public on Tuesday morning.
|When:||Tuesday, March 20|
|What time:||7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.|
|Where:||1355 John Counter Blvd., Kingston|
The union is concerned that privatization will severely reduce Ontarians access to front line services. As well, OPSEU believes privatization will jeopardize the security of Ontarians' personal information.
ServiceOntario provides valuable government ID including the enhanced driver's license, health card and Ontario photo card. This ID allows Ontarians to cross the border, access health care and open a bank account. ServiceOntario expects to handle 48 million transactions in 2012.
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announced on February 13 that the government will hand over ServiceOntario to a so-called "public-private partnership."
The information picket is organized by OPSEU Local 432 and supported by OPSEU's Kingston Area Council.
For further information:
Cameron Jay, Chair, Kingston Area Council, 613 328-2901
Chris Cormier, Executive Board Member, 613-921-5346