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Patients, workers fight ‘Wal-Mart’ health care in Owen Sound

A delegation of striking health care workers and their patients has asked Owen Sound City Council to demand that the owners of the Family Health Organization keep nurses and trained clerical workers on staff.

“It’s the Wal-Mart approach” to health care, said 91-year-old Sylvia Moss on the news website Blackburn News.

“People in Owen Sound and surrounding area really should have quality health care,” said striking Local 276 member Kiff Harvey, an RN.

“They’ve got their physicians, that’s wonderful, but behind the scenes the nurses and clerical staff are really the backbone.”


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