Welcome to 110 Christian Horizons Sudbury employees who have joined the Union

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June 10, 2021

A warm welcome to the employees at Christian Horizons Sudbury!

Christian Horizons Sudbury workers join the UnionAt votes held June 3 and 4, 2021, another 110 employees at Christian Horizons, this time in Sudbury, gained the Union advantage and became members of UFCW Local 175.

The Personal and Developmental Support Workers (PSWs and DSWs) are seeking improvements to their working lives just like the 850 more Christian Horizons workers who’ve joined the Local Union since July 2019.

In a campaign that lasted just over three months, the UFCW Local 175 Organizing Team assisted a group of five dedicated employees to help inform their co-workers of their rights and the benefits of joining the Union.

In addition to knowing that their colleagues in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) had already joined the Union in the past two years, a number of other concerns led the employees at Christian Horizons Sudbury to seek Union representation. The employees want to benefit from the process of collective bargaining to address favouritism and respect in the workplace by establishing equitable language and policies, and to work toward better wages, job security, benefits, and other working conditions.

The healthcare workers at Christian Horizons Sudbury and the other locations across the province provide services in group home settings for people with developmental and physical disabilities.

In the last two years, about 850 Christian Horizons employees from the GTA have also voted Union Yes to join UFCW Local 175.

Read more about those victories for the employees at Christian Horizons Central Region and Durham Region.

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

Curious about what healthcare 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.

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

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