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OPSEU Head To Support Strikers In Owen Sound

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

Warren 'Smokey' Thomas will be in the city next week at the Family Health Centre.

The head of OPSEU will show his support for striking workers in Owen Sound.

Warren "Smokey" Thomas will take part in a rally next Wednesday (June 27th) at the Family Health team building.

The rally will urge the doctors at the facility who own the Family Health Organization, to increase wages for the workers employed by them.

More than 30 members of OPSEU Local 276 working at the Family Health Organization as nurses, secretaries, and custodians have been on strike since May 22nd.

The union claims they have gone years without raises and they make less than similar workers at other community health care clinics in the area.

"Smokey" Thomas says these OPSEU members are as skilled and dedicated as any health care workers in the community.

He adds it is time for the doctors who own the health team facility to get back to the table with a fair offer.

The rally is 11 until 2pm on June 27th at 1415 1st Ave. West, in Owen Sound.

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