HEU available for comment on meeting with deputy labour minister at St. Paul’s Hospital, 10:30 a.m. today

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Chris Allnutt, secretary-business manager of the Hospital Employees’ Union, will be at St. Paul’s Hospital at 10:30 a.m. to comment on deputy minister Lee Doney’s factfinding efforts as health care workers begin the fourth day of a province-wide strike.

Who: Chris Allnutt What: Media availability When: 10:30 a.m. Today, April 28 Where: St. Paul’s Hospital Burrard Street entrance Health unions met with Mr. Doney last night and told him that they are prepared to bargain hard and are committed to achieving a negotiated settlement for their 43,000 members across the province — the first in the hospital and long-term care sector since the B.C. Liberal government was elected.

-30- Contact: Mike Old, communication director, 604 828 6771 (cell) Margi Blamey, communication officer, 604 785 5324 (cell)