HOPE Sector adds 10 new members at Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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August 21, 2023

On July 4 & 5, 2023, UFCW Locals 175 & 633 grew by adding 10 more members to our Health, Office, and Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector when workers at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre in Cambridge, Ontario, voted Union Yes.

Workers in the funeral services industry often lack job security, consistent scheduling, fair compensation, and access to enhanced benefit plans. UFCW Locals 175 & 633 has been representing workers in funeral home and cremation service occupations for more than 40 years and look forward to making the members’ jobs at this location more comfortable, secure, and safe.

The 10 workers at Coutts Funeral Home and Cremation Centre are employed in both full and part-time jobs in various roles within the workplace. Members work as Funeral Directors, Customer Service Advocates, sales persons, administration, and bereavement service personnel.

“These workers deserve our utmost respect and appreciation for the work they do,” said President Haggerty. “They have a tough job that not just anyone can do and we look forward to supporting them in their goal to create a better workplace culture.

Congratulations to our new members of the HOPE sector and welcome to your Union.

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