Mississauga, Ont. – September 6, 2014 – Almost one year after casting their votes to join the Union, workers at AIM Health were recently certified as a UFCW Canada Local 175 bargaining unit. The new members won their certification vote by an overwhelming majority, and are now part of Local 175's growing Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector.
The 70 members at AIM Health work as Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Coordinators, and Office Staff at nine pain management clinics across Ontario. With no wage increases in five years, workers sought UFCW Canada representation because they were overworked, with no recognition from their employer for their hard work.
“These workers had a difficult year of waiting,” explained UFCW Canada Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “But their perseverance and dedication held strong and now they get to start the process of bargaining a first collective agreement.”