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Union calls for firing of manager at The Royal over alleged holiday travel abroad

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is calling for the firing of a manager at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre after it was revealed that she travelled abroad over the holidays, unnecessarily.

OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that Joan Garrow be fired and has penned a letter to The Royal’s president and chief executive officer, Joanne Bezzubetz, communicating the union’s concern that Garrow “had not only defied public health guidelines, but that she was permitted to work from home during her two-week quarantine despite a (hospital) memo to staff that they would not be granted such permission.”

“We’ve all been asked to make sacrifices for the greater good, while front-line heroes put themselves in harm’s way every day,” said Thomas. “Members of hospital management must be held to the highest possible standard and lead by example.”

Read the full article on the Ottawa Citizen website.