Aim Health workers now part of UFCW Local 175

August 27, 2014 at 4:03pm

Almost one year after casting their votes to join the Union, workers at Aim Health are now members of Local 175. On August 7, 2014, the workers got the good news that they had won their certification by 81% and are now a part of our growing Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector.

The 70 members work as Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Coordinators and office staff at nine pain management clinics across the province. With no wage increases in five years, workers sought UFCW representation because they were overworked, with no recognition from their employer for their hard work.

“These workers had a difficult year of waiting,” explained President Shawn Haggerty. “But their perseverance and dedication held strong and now they get to start the process of bargaining a first collective agreement.”