Stop Pallister Closing Selkirk Linen Services - Download the Petition

NDP Health Critic Bernadette Smith says Selkirk Linen Services should be kept open. Selkirk Laundry has been a staple in the community for over 40 years, providing laundry services to patients and residents in hospitals, personal care homes and medical clinics throughout the Interlake and City of Winnipeg.

If you a agree with Bernadette, download the petition below and ask your friends and neighbours to sign it. When a page is full, please mail it to this address and one of our MLAs will present your petition to the Legislative Assembly:

N.D.P. Caucus
Room 234
Legislative Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada
R3C 0V8

These are some rules required by the Legislative Assembly for a petition to be accepted by the House:

  • Fill out entire page (so 15 signatures for each page). You can go over and fill out the back of the page if you wish.
  • Ensure all addresses are legitimate – a signer can write ‘no fixed address’ if needed
  • Ensure each line has a full signature – not an ‘X’ or some other symbol.

Click the Adobe Acrobat icon below to download a copy of the petition.

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TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF MANITOBA:

The background to this petition is as follows:

  1. Selkirk Laundry has been a staple in the community for over 40 years, providing laundry services to patients and residents in hospitals, personal care homes and medical clinics throughout the Interlake and City of Winnipeg.
  2. The future of Selkirk Laundry is in jeopardy as the Provincial Government’s $750,000 KPMG report recommended Selkirk Laundry be closed.
  3. It is one of the community’s largest employers, with 43 employees; the closure would negatively impact the livelihoods of these individuals and the local economy of Selkirk.
  4. For several months, the 43 employees have been facing uncertainty following the release of the report and the Provincial Government is refusing to provide them any answers.
  5. Workers and their representatives have tried to seek answers from the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the MLA for Selkirk on Selkirk Laundry’s future, but both have been evasive.
  6. This is not the first time that this Provincial Government’s reckless cuts have led to job losses in Manitoba’s healthcare sector.
  7. Hundreds of nurses and healthcare aides have lost their jobs as the Provincial Government looks only at the money.
  8. The Selkirk Laundry provides important services that the community relies upon and it needs to stay open.

We petition the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba as follows:

To urge the Provincial Government to keep Selkirk Laundry open so that it continue to contribute to the local economy by providing meaningful and necessary services to the community while keeping 43 people employed.

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