Thursday, August 2, 2012

S.E.I.U. Starts Door-To-Door Campaign

A door-to-door campaign is being launched by the Service Employees International Union to try and save 65 long term care beds that are scheduled to disappear this fall. Volunteers will be going door-to-door throughout Thunder Bay asking you sign a petition urging MPP's Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle to stop the closure of the Interim Long-Term Care Facility on James Street. The S.E.I.U. says the shut down couldn't come at a worse time as wait times for beds in Thunder Bay rose almost 60-percent last year to 269 days. The closure of the facility is also expected to mean 140 front line workers will be laid off.