Hamilton, Ont. – January 7, 2017 – Workers at Gaber Dentistry in Hamilton, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after recently voting to join the union.
The new members work as full- and part-time dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, and greeters.
"Staff who were performing the same duties were not being paid the same wage rate," explains Ali Farman, an Organizing Representative for UFCW Canada Local 175. "They also felt that their jobs weren't secure following maternity leave, and that workers were being treated differently and unfairly," he adds.
The staff at Gaber Denistry join the ever-growing Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector of UFCW Canada Local 175. The union plans to commence bargaining with the employer very shortly.