Local Union taking part in the Ontario Health Coalition General Assembly

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November 17, 2018

Ontario Health Coalition 2018 General Assembly - UFCW 175This weekend, members of the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) are taking part in the OHC General Assembly.

In attendance from the Local Union are Karen Vaughan, who is the Local 175 Recorder and an RN at Maplewood Long-Term Care Home in Brighton, plus Fernando Reis, Director of the Legal Department and head of our HOPE Sector. In the Fall 2018 issue of Checkout magazine, we featured the members at Maplewood in our Members at Work Series. Check it out here.

Ontario Health Coalition 2018 General Assembly - UFCW 175This weekend’s assembly is designed to set the agenda for the OHC to keep improving healthcare for all Ontario.

Your Union represents more than 5,000 health care workers in:

  • long-term care facilities,
  • retirement homes,
  • community care centres,
  • home and assisted care programs,
  • and more.

Ontario Health Coalition Rally: Hands Off Our Health CareUFCW Locals 175 & 633 participates regularly in these types of meetings as well as events organized by the OHC. Recently, we joined the OHC in a rally for quality, affordable, and public health care in our province. Read that article and see the photos here.

This OHC Assembly is an opportunity for the participating members and supporters to identify key issues and strategize to protect and expand public health care for all Ontarians in light of the challenges we face under the Ford government.

Find out why health care workers benefit from belonging to our Union! You can also catch up on some recently ratified health care contracts at Transcare and Paramed.