Labour Board orders March 1 vote for hospital professionals in Thunder Bay

"At a time when hospitals are increasingly facing cuts and restructuring across Ontario, hospital professionals are highly aware of the importance of joining a union." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Toronto (17 Feb. 2017) — Hospital professionals and paramedical employees at St. Joseph's Care Group in Thunder Bay will cast ballots on March 1 to vote on whether to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered.

The upcoming representation vote covers all paramedical and health care professional employees including Audio Technicians, Audiologists, Foot Care Attendants, Chiropodists, Dietitians, Exercise Specialists, Family Therapists, Foot Care Specialists,Hearing Instrument Technicians, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Pharmacist Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Psych Associates, Psychologists, Psychometric Technicians, Psychometrists, Physiotherapists, Registered Resource Clinicians, Social Workers, and Speech Language Pathologists employed by St. Joseph's Care Group.

OPSEU/NUPGE currently represents 25,000 hospital professionals in Ontario, under the umbrella of the Hospital Professionals Division (HPD).

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"We look forward to this opportunity to engage with the hospital professionals at St. Joseph’s Care Group," said Sara Labelle, chair of the HPD. "Not only to share info about the many benefits of joining OPSEU/NUPGE as a hospital professional, but also, to hear from them about their needs, so that we can move forward together."

"At a time when hospitals are increasingly facing cuts and restructuring across Ontario, hospital professionals are highly aware of the importance of joining a union," said Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "The ability to negotiate collective agreements is just the beginning. As Ontario’s union of choice for health care professionals, OPSEU/NUPGE also provides the tools and resources to support and effectively represent our hospital professionals."

Find more information, including resources and poll times in Thunder Bay atwww.opseu.org/stjosephscaregroup.


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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 370,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. ~ NUPGE

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