SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - In a vote held Tuesday, December
14, 2010, 75 non-unionized hospital professional staff at Sault Area
Hospital have voted over 90 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU.
"Across the province, non-union workers are seeing the real benefits of
joining a union," said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "With
the McGuinty government freezing the wages of non-union employees, the
only hope that hard-working women and men in this province have to try
and keep pace with inflation is to join a union."
OPSEU already represents 239 lab professionals, pharmacy technicians and
diagnostic imaging professionals at Sault Area Hospital. The new
members work in various areas such as respiratory therapy, social work
and occupational therapy.
"Our new members had the benefit of working alongside OPSEU members and
saw first-hand how being an OPSEU member improved their working lives,"
Thomas said. "They will now have the opportunity to have a real voice
in addressing their concerns and working conditions."
OPSEU represents over 16,000 hospital professionals across Ontario.
For further information: For further information:
Leslie Sanders, OPSEU Organizing Representative: 416-528-2879