More Olameter workers join the union – UFCW 175

Chatham-Kent, Ont. – May 21, 2019 – Workers at Olameter in Chatham-Kent and Middlesex and Elgin Counties are the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175 after recently voting to join the union.

The organizing campaign lasted two weeks and brings more Olameter meter readers to UFCW Local 175. The new members will join more than 140 other Olameter employees who gained the union advantage by voting to join UFCW 175 in December 2018.

Since that certification, the union has been able to prevent changes to the working conditions of members, and the same protections will apply for the newest group of Olameter employees.

Workers at Olameter in Chatham-Kent and Middlesex and Elgin Counties cited health and safety issues, wages, pensions, vision care coverage, and addressing issues with management as primary reasons for joining the union.

To read more about the latest organizing victory at Olameter, click here.

UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about UFCW 175 & 633, visit their website.

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