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Public supports workers protesting cuts at Grand River Hospital

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CBC News and CTV News are reporting on the protest OPSEU workers helped organize at the Grand River Hospital on May 22. The CBC noted that the rally attracted the support of many patients and passersby.

Outside, where it was raining lightly for part of the protest, dialysis patient Steve Sachs supported the demonstration by workers.

“The patients need these services. And nurses, and doctors, and every staff member here is critical to the success of this hospital,” he said.

Keiran Morton, a Grade 10 student from Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School, walked with friends to the protest to take part during their lunch break.

“Budget cuts are bad, especially when its something like public health, and we don’t want to end up like America,” he said.