Union and management warn of crisis in children's services

QUEEN'S PARK, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - A joint news conference tomorrow at Queen's Park will announce a province-wide "Blue Ribbon" campaign on November 20, National Day of the Child, warning of impending disaster as vital children's services consider lay-offs and filing bankruptcy due to the lack of provincial government support.

    Who:       Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, Ontario Public Service
                Employees Union (OPSEU)

               Sid Ryan, President, Ontario Division, Canadian Union of
                Public Employees (CUPE)

               Sarah Cannon, Parents for Children and Youth Mental Health

    Date:      Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    Time:      12:30pm

    Location:  Queen's Park media studio


For further information: For further information: Megan Park, OPSEU Communications, (416) 428-3090; Chris Watson, CUPE Communications, (416) 553-9410; Erin Boudreau, CHMO Communications, (416) 921-2109 ext. 30

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