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The Ontario Federation of Labour has launched a Power of Many campaign

The Ontario Federation of Labour has launched a Power of Many campaign of resistance to the Ontario government’s pro-business agenda of cuts and privatization. “‘Ford’s cuts hurt all of us from schoolchildren to seniors,’ said OFL Executive Vice-President Ahmad Gaied. ‘Ontario has come together to say this: we will fight for public services, for decent work, for equality and justice, as well as safe and healthy workplaces and communities.’ PC government cuts and privatizations have weakened and removed workplace and environmental protections, cancelled important programs, instituted a hiring freeze in the public service, cut funding to key public services like education and social service supports, and moved toward merging, closing, and privatizing health care delivery services.”

Source: www.globenewswire.com

Unions and community resist privatisation of healthcare

Public service unions and community members are mounting a major effort to resist Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s efforts to privatise healthcare and other services. Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) President Warren Thomas says Ford is engaging in “deficit fear-mongering to justify deep public sector cuts and costly privatization schemes.”

Source: OPSEU

For-profit privatization of laboratories, air ambulance and vital patient support services

Sara Labelle, Chair of the Hospital Professionals Division of OPSEU, which represents more than 50,000 health care professionals, care workers and support staff, says “we are deeply opposed to the leaked secret plans and for-profit privatization of our laboratories, air ambulance, vital patient support services and others for which the Ford government has no mandate whatsoever. We are joining forces to insist in the strongest possible terms that this government slow down and consult with the people of Ontario.”

Source: www.globenewswire.com