Mackenzie Health office and clerical staff join OPSEU | National Union of Public and General Employees

Mackenzie Health office and clerical staff join OPSEU

“Now, more than ever, it’s important to have the protection that comes with belonging to Ontario’s strongest advocate for hospital sector workers." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

Richmond Hill (30 March 2016) — The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) is proud to welcome more than 200 office and clerical staff from Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill.

OPSEU/NUPGE, the union of choice for health care workers 

The newest members include staff employed as patient access representatives, unit secretaries, clerks and other administrative staff. They join approximately 750 other OPSEU/NUPGE members already working at the Richmond Hill hospital. 

Lucy Morton, Chair of OPSEU's Health Care Divisional Council extended warm greetings to the new members. “One of the aims for these health care workers is to keep promoting improved working conditions within their respective professions. They make a great addition to our ever-growing health care divisional council,” Morton said.

Giant leap forward securing a brighter future

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU's President, welcomed the newest members on behalf of the Executive Board.  “Now, more than ever, it’s important to have the protection that comes with belonging to Ontario’s strongest advocate for hospital sector workers. For these new members, joining OPSEU/NUPGE is a giant leap towards securing a brighter future,” Thomas said.

Mackenzie Health is a regional health care provider serving a population of more than a half a million people across York Region.  It has created a world-class health experience by delivering quality, compassionate and timely patient-centered care.

OPSEU’s Health Care Divisional Council represents approximately 45,000 health care workers across Ontario.

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The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 360,000 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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