Retirement facility workers officially become Steelworkers

Eighty workers from The Wellington Retirement Residence in Medicine Hat, Alta., are now officially Steelworkers after voting overwhelmingly to join the USW in a ballot overseen by the Alberta Labour Relations Board.

 “I am thrilled these workers chose the USW to represent them,” said Stephen Hunt, USW Director for Western Canada in a press release. “The pandemic has certainly put a focus on the difficult working conditions that health-care workers face every day on the job. These workers know their work does not stop being essential when the pandemic ends and we will fight hard for them because we believe they are essential every day.”

Over the next few months, the union and workers will begin negotiating workplace improvements with the employer. Once a tentative collective agreement is in place, the workers will be able to vote to accept the contract.

The Wellington provides 100 independent and 93 supportive living options for seniors seeking to maintain independence while enjoying access and services to amenities.

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