Toronto – September 23, 2020 – UFCW Local 1006A is proud to welcome workers from the Park Lawn Preschool – Humber Bay Child Care Centre to the union.
"We decided on a union together because we understand the value of unity,” says new member Evie Gonzalez. "We wanted fairness and recognition in our field, where we've given our time, our careers, and our hearts."
Twenty-one members make up the newly organized unit and work as Registered Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Assistants, and Housekeeper.
“Welcome to the UFCW Canada Local 1006A family,” says UFCW 1006A President Wayne Hanley. "We are proud to congratulate the new members at Park Lawn Preschool on their solidarity and determination in achieving union representation. Unionization is the key to improving workers’ rights and livelihoods and we look forward to working with this unique group of workers to achieve fairness and respect at work.”
Based in Etobicoke, Toronto, the Park Lawn Preschool – Humber Bay Child Care Centre is a not-for-profit organization that offers child care services to area residents.
“We wanted a union not only for the pay, but for fairness and equity,” says a new member who prefers to be anonymous. “We wanted to be able to voice our opinions and for upper management to hear us and for actual change to happen."
Park Lawn Preschool operates three childcare centres in Toronto, including the Humber Bay location. Since reopening last month, the childcare centre has been offering services to essential workers. To read more about the breakthrough union victory at the Park Lawn Preschool – Humber Bay Child Care Centre, click here.
UFCW Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries. To learn more about UFCW 1006A and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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