Nelson city council is urging Interior Health to drop plans to privatize laundry services at Kootenay Lake hospital.
Council adopted resolutions this week that also ask the Minister of Health to step in.
Councillor Michael Dailly says they have to stick up for the 17 full-time employees and 12 casuals.
Interior Health says the move is intended to avoid significant capital investments.
If it goes ahead laundry for Kootenay hospitals would likely be done in the Lower Mainland or Alberta.