Hospital laundry

Resident upset with the decision to privatize laundry services

A 20-year contract for hospital laundry services — how sweet.

Good paying jobs, which are scarce in places like Vernon and Nelson, are to be replaced by jobs paying who knows what, under what working conditions in Kelowna.

It’s no secret that the B.C. Liberals have had it in for organized labour and the public sector unions in particular, but let us not forget those union jobs provide disposable income for the local economy.

Do we really want to see more vacant storefronts in Vernon?

This is not a move to save health care dollars. It is ideological — another example of the privatization of public services. The 20 year contract says it all.

Howard Brown