Windsor, Ont. – March 3, 2017 – Workers at CapsCanada in Windsor, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after recently voting "YES!" to joining the union.
CapsCanada is one of the world's leading manufacturers of gelatin and hypromellose capsules used for medicines and pharmaceuticals in over 60 countries.
Members at CapsCanada work as quality control technicians, production mechanics, in shipping and receiving, janitorial, finishing, building maintenance, wash rack and utilities.
"The workers had a number of ongoing concerns that led them to seek out Union representation," says UFCW Canada Local 175 organizer Amy Tran. "From health and safety issues, to harassment from management, they had good reason to join."
The 110 new members also noted wages, favouritism, and job security as other reasons to join UFCW Canada Local 175.