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Long-term care workers picket in support of Bill 188

TIMMINS – Passing motorists honking in support of the large group of picketers outside Extendicare Timmins Wednesday, may have assumed the front-line care staff at the residence were on strike.

The members of CUPE Local 3172 were actually holding the first of a three-day information picket to express their support for the Time To Care Act (Bill 188) which has passed first reading in the Ontario legislature.

They are hoping the private member’s bill, which was tabled by MPP France Gélinas (NDP — Nickel Belt) last month will pass all three readings required for it to become law.

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