New members at Quinte Humane Society
The eight workers at the Humane Society in Quinte voted unanimously in favour of joining Local 175 at a vote held September 2, 2014. Some of the reasons these workers wanted to join a Union were to improve wages, end the practice of favouritism, have job security and fair allocation of job rotation and hours.
“These caring workers often felt like they were treated as just a number instead of a vital part of the clinic and organization,” explained President Shawn Haggerty. “They faced changing rules on a daily basis and now, as part of our Local Union, they will be able to achieve some consistency and fairness in their work lives.”