Employees at Forestview Retirement Residence vote Union Yes!

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March 30, 2020

Congratulations to employees at the Forestview Retirement Residence in North York who recently voted to join UFCW Locals 175 & 633.

Forestview Retirement Residence employees join the UnionThe 45 full-time and eight part-time health care employees at Forestview Retirement Residence work as:

  • Resident Services Attendants;
  • Servers;
  • Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs);
  • Maintenance;
  • Housekeepers;
  • Reception Staff, and;
  • Kitchen Staff as well.

A desire to gain the benefits already enjoyed by Unionized health care workers at other facilities led these employees to seek Union representation with UFCW Locals 175 & 633. Among a number of concerns for the employees at Forestview were things like improving wages and benefits, ensuring job security and proper health and safety, and more.

“Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis facing our health care facilities, it’s more important than ever that working people have a strong voice to represent them,” said UFCW Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “Making the decision to stand up for your rights and vote for Union representation is not easy and I commend these health care workers for doing just that.”

Welcome to Your Union.

Read more stories of organizing victories celebrated by workers across Ontario!

Learn more about how to Join our Union. You can also reach out to our Organizers directly at organizing@ufcw175.com or 1-800-565-8329.

Curious about what health care workers can negotiate for when they’re part of a Union? Check out some of the recently ratified UFCW 175 collective agreements in the industry.