Health unions to hold news conference 12:30 p.m. today, Empire Landmark Hotel

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Health unions representing 43,000 workers in hospitals and long-term care facilities across B.C. will hold a news conference to announce their next move in their efforts to reach a new collective agreement.

What: News conference Who: Chris Allnutt, Hospital Employees’ Union secretary-business manager, chief spokesperson of the union bargaining association

Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour

Paul Moist, national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees

George Heyman, president of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union

And others When: Today, April 22 12:30 p.m. Where: Empire Landmark Hotel Crystal Ballroom 1400 Robson Street, Vancouver -30- Contact: Margi Blamey, HEU communications officer, 604-785-5324 (cell)