TORONTO, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Staff of ServiceOntario's University Avenue office will use their lunch hour on Wednesday to distribute critical information to the public. They will be joined by OPSEU 1st Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo Almeida.
|When:||Wednesday, March 14|
|What time:||12 noon - 1 p.m.|
|Where:||393 University Avenue (east side of University, south of Dundas)|
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 528.
For further information:
Pamela Serrattan, 2nd VP, Local 528, (416) 435-1601