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Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence in Hamilton voted by more than 90% to join the Union

May 7, 2014 at 8:21pm

On May 2, health care providers at the new Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence in Hamilton voted by more than 90% to join the Union.

The 40 new members of Local 175’s HOPE Sector work as Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Personal Support Workers (PSWs), Dietary Aides, kitchen staff, guest attendance reception and concierges. Members are looking forward to having their proposal meetings and getting bargaining for their first contract underway.

Since this facility is new, it is only about 1/3 full currently. The number of members working here is expected to rise to 70 as the retirement home is filled.