OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will hold a news conference as part of a province-wide tour.
Where: Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI): 600 Sanatorium Rd, London-Entrance gates at Laneway #3
When: 12 noon, Thursday, May 29, 2014
(London) – PC leader Tim Hudak’s plan to cut 100,000 public sector jobs in Ontario will hit the London area hard if Hudak gets a chance to go through with his plans.
“Given the large number of public sector employers in London, there is no question the city and region would suffer a tremendous loss under Hudak’s job-killing plan,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
If Hudak is elected, London will lose 4,261 public sector jobs, which will cause a spin-off effect that will cut 2,855 private sector jobs.
“You don’t get the economy moving by throwing people out of work,” said Thomas. “Tim Hudak is a job-killer.
“The people of London may want to join me in putting this question to Conservative candidates Nancy Branscombe, Jeff Bennett, and Chris Robson: ‘Where will you cut those 7,000 jobs? How many from the hospital? Fanshawe College? Child and Youth Services? Community Living? Correctional Services? The school boards?’
“Hudak’s job-killing plan will cut deep and have lasting effects. When the jobs go, so will the services,” said Thomas.
OPSEU represents 14,056 workers in the London area.
Philip Shearer, OPSEU Executive Board Member 519.494.7301
Lyndsay Chapman, Communications 705.826.0015