Welcome new members at Waterford Retirement Residence

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February 20, 2019

Recently, health care employees at the Waterford Retirement Residence in Ottawa became members of UFCW Local 175.

Currently, about 65 employees will form the bargaining unit. Waterford Retirement Residence is a newer home and is not at capacity as of yet, which means it’s likely this bargaining unit will grow.

Over the two-month campaign, it became clear that the workers at the retirement home wanted to improve a number of aspects of their work life, several of which had to do with favouritism. This included establishing clear guidelines for sick days, and a regular, guaranteed schedule for wage increases for all workers at the residence. Plus, employees wanted to achieve overtime pay, and reduce the probation period from its current 6-month term.

Waterford Retirement Residence employees join UFCW Local 175The new members at the Waterford Retirement Residence work as:

  • Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs),
  • Personal Support Workers (PSWs),
  • housekeeping,
  • cooks,
  • servers, and;
  • laundry aides.

Congratulations to the newest members of UFCW Local 175, and welcome to Your Union.

Our Organizing team has been assisting many health care workers achieve Union representation over the last little while. Learn more here about why Health Care Workers Benefit from Belonging to a Union.