Workers with the Canadian Mental Health Association in Leeds-Grenville have unanimously voted to join OPSEU following a representation vote in Brockville last week.
“The trend is clear: more and more community mental health workers in Ontario have signaled that OPSEU is their union of choice,” said Ed Arvelin, chair of the union’s mental health sector. “They see what OPSEU can deliver in respect to stronger contracts and better contract enforcement.”
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas echoed that view.
“The fact that these members voted 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU demonstrates that our union is unquestionably the leader when it comes to protecting community mental health workers, especially at a time when the sector is faces an unprecedented realignment of services. On behalf of our executive board, I wish to welcome our newest OPSEU members.”