Mississauga, Ont. – August 30, 2014 – Workers at four Credit Valley Oral Surgery offices in the Greater Toronto Area have won their vote to certify as members of UFCW Canada Local 175. This makes this group of members the first-ever dental practice to unionize in Ontario. The members work at offices in Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, and Milton, and will become part of the Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector of Local 175.
Among other issues, the workers were looking for equality, job security, respectful treatment from management, and overall improved working conditions.
“Workers in the health care field are turning more and more to unions,” said UFCW Canada Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “With well over 3,000 health care members already, Local 175 is more than ready to help members achieve more respect and better conditions in their workplaces.”