Hospital Workers Rally

SEIU Local 1 is organizing a rally in St. Catharines to show support for a fair contract for hospital workers in advance of arbitration to settle the contract dispute.

We’re hoping you’ll be able to attend the rally and encourage others to come out and support the hospital workers so that they can get a fair contract!

Rally Details:

Tuesday, January 12

Ontario Street Site

155 Ontario St., St Catharines

Time: 3:00 pm

Contact: Bill Hulme (905.660.1800 x 3062) or Lisa Blanchette (905.695.1203 x 2022 or cell 416.705.1347)

As you know, SEIU represents 17,000 hospital workers in Ontario including nurses, lab technicians, many other allied health care professionals, clerical, maintenance, and building services workers. We are currently in contract negotiations with the Ontario Hospital Association. Mediation ended in November and we are currently waiting for a date to go to arbitration. Please see the press release which explains some of the issues and our position on it on the Local 1 website: http://www.seiulocal1.org/hospitals/SEIU__Hospital_CEO_Infighting_Worsens_Nursing_Shortage.aspx .This release also lists the hospitals affected by these negotiations.

Thank you for your support.

In solidarity,

Lisa Blanchette

Director of Strategic Campaigns

Service Employees International Union - ACWCC

305-2180 Steeles Ave. W. Concord ON L4K 2Z5

t/ 905.695.1203, x 2022

c/ 416.705.1347

f/ 905.695.1209