Credit Valley Oral Surgery workers become first dental practice workers to organize in Ontario

August 26, 2014 at 4:03pm

UFCW Local 175 - Credit Valley Oral Surgery Negotiating Committee 2014Workers at four Credit Valley Oral Surgery offices in the greater GTA won their vote to certify with Local 175 at a meeting held May 21. This makes this group of workers the first dental practice to unionize in the province. The members work at offices in Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, and Milton, and will become part of the HOPE Sector of Local 175.

Among other issues, the workers were looking for equality, job security, respectful treatment from management, and overall improved working conditions.

“Workers in the health care field are turning more and more to Unions,” said President Haggerty. “With well over 3,000 health care members already, Local 175 is more than ready to help these workers achieve more respect and better conditions in their workplaces.”