Lord Lansdowne Retirement care workers achieve Union representation
On May 25, retirement care providers at the Lord Lansdowne Retirement Home in Ottawa held a successful vote to join Local 175’s HOPE Sector. A lot of hard work went into the campaign and 100 new members will now get to negotiate their first collective agreement with their employer. The home was recently sold to a new owner and the workers were worried what that might mean for their job security going forward. In addition to just cause protection, employees will be working toward better wages, part-time benefits and improvements to full-time benefits, vacation improvements, and hours of work.