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MEDIA RELEASE: Fightback protest at Okotoks health centre Dec. 22

AUPE members will hold an information picket protest Sunday, Dec. 22 at Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m

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CALGARY – Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) members will hold an information picket protest Sunday, December 22 at the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Media are invited to attend.

“The UCP government has launched an all-out assault on working people in this province, and AUPE members are fighting back,” said AUPE Vice-President Karen Weiers.

“Not only are they asking AUPE members to take a pay cut, they’re planning to eliminate 5,900 AUPE positions in both the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services.

“These are huge cuts to the public services we all rely on. This means longer wait times at hospitals and fewer supports for Albertans in need.

“AUPE members are standing up for our public services and all Albertans. We are Alberta’s loudest, proudest union, and the government is going to hear our united voice.”

EVENT: Fight the Cuts Information Picket

DATE: Sunday, Dec. 22

TIME: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre, 11 Cimarron Common, Okotoks.

AUPE is western Canada’s largest union, standing more than 96,000 members strong.

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For more information, please contact:

Terry Inigo-Jones, AUPE communications officer: 403-831-4394

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