Napanee, Ont. – January 14, 2020 – Health care workers at The Riverine retirement care home in Napanee, Ontario are the newest members of UFCW Local 175 after recently saying “Yes!” to joining the union.
Employees at The Riverine reached out to UFCW 175 to gain some of the benefits enjoyed by unionized employees, also represented by Local 175, at another facility owned by the same employer.
Classifications covered in the new bargaining unit at The Riverine include:
- Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs)
- Personal Support Workers (PSWs)
- Dietary Aides
- Unregulated Care Providers
- Kitchen staff
Employees had several concerns that brought them to the union, including working conditions. Other issues the employees would like to address through negotiations are wages, benefits, favouritism, seniority, and job security.
“Congratulations to the 41 newest members of UFCW Local 175, and welcome to your union,” says Shawn Haggerty, President of UFCW 175.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about UFCW 175 & 633, visit their website.
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