/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ottawa health professionals to host press conference June 10 to outline 'devastating' job losses to frontline staff/

OTTAWA, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Devastating hospital cuts amounting to almost 200 front-line staff and 340,000 annual hours of patient care and patient support services have been imposed since January on Ottawa's hospitals.

At a press conference on Wednesday June 10, representatives from the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) representing health care professionals from Ottawa's hospitals will reveal the extent of the cuts and their impact on patients, quality of care and access to care, and how they herald greater privatization of the health care system.


Ottawa hospital staff reps hold press conference to outline the extent of job losses


Wednesday June 10, 2015


11 a.m.


Ottawa District Labour Council Board Room (fifth floor), 280 Metcalfe St., Ottawa.


Speakers include:
Richard Meagher, President Local 475 Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association 
Marlene Rivier, Chair Ottawa Health Coalition and President of Local 479 Royal Ottawa 
Gareth Jones, Regional Vice-President Eastern Ontario 
Sara Labelle, Chair Hospital Professionals Division

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: Sara Labelle, Chair, Hospital Professionals Division, OPSEU, 905-914-4037


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