82 food service workers to be laid off at St. Vincent Hospital

Eighty-two food service workers will no longer have their jobs at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., as of Jan. 26, according to a Worcester Telegram & Gazette report.

The workers are employed by Morrison Healthcare, an Atlanta-based food service company, which will discontinue operating the St. Vincent cafeteria next year, according to the report.

Here are some key things to know about the layoffs:

1. The 82 affected employees include 36 catering associates, 11 cooks, 10 shift supervisors, nine dietitians, four dishwashers, four cold-food preparers, three cashiers and three managers.

2. Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns St. Vincent, plans to hire a new food service vendor at the hospital before Jan. 26.

3. The food service workers at St. Vincent are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 1445.

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