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Local 119 Restaurant/Food Services Workers: Telephone Town Hall

Local 119 – NSHA Support Services Central Zone

Restaurant/Food Services Workers

You’re Invited: Telephone Town Hall Meeting!

WHAT: Telephone town hall meeting, Restaurant/Food Services Workers

WHEN:  Monday, June 29th, 7 p.m.

On Monday, June 29th, the NSGEU is holding an important telephone town hall meeting with all Restaurant/Food Services workers who are members of Local 119 to discuss your employer’s plan to eventually privatize all restaurant/food services in the NSHA Central Zone, how this decision may impact you, and what your union is doing to fight back!

NSGEU President Joan Jessome was interviewed on this issue on Friday: The union will hold meetings with its members and then bring a proposal, which it will make public, to the employer, Jessome said. “We do believe that we can make these restaurant services cost effective,” she said. “I don’t think they need to lower wages and lay people off to meet (financial targets).” The root of the problem isn’t wages, said Jessome, but the way the operations are being managed by private contractors. “It’s mismanaged and they’ve driven it into the ground,” she said, adding that the union would take a strong position against outsourcing. (You can read the full story here: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1294126-health-authority-may-privatize-hospital-retail-food-services)

Monday’s meeting will be hosted by President Jessome. We realize many of you have questions about what stage the government and your employer is at with their efforts to privatize this service and how your jobs will be affected. It is critical that you make every effort to participate in the call, so you can ask questions and find out what you can do to help!

Participating in a telephone town hall meeting is easy. We will call you between 7:00 and 7:05 p.m. on Monday, June 29th. During the call, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments. The meeting call will last about 90 minutes, but you can leave at any time simply by hanging up.

If you do not think we have a current phone number for you on file, please contact us by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438) to update your contact information.

If you do not receive a phone call the evening of the event, please call 902-982-2258 for instructions on joining the event.

Please make every effort to participate on this very important call.

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