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Empire Crossing Retirement Community joins forces with OPSEU

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PORT HOPE – Long Term Care employees at Empire Crossing Retirement Community voted to make the Ontario Public Service Employees Union their bargaining representative on Dec. 2.

The results of the vote showed more than 75 per cent of employees were in favor of joining OPSEU as their union for changing times. OPSEU will now be certified to represent Long Term Care workers at Empire Crossing in Port Hope, Ontario.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of OPSEU, extended a warm welcome on behalf of the Executive board to the newest members. “We pledge the union’s full support in giving them a powerful voice for fair wages and benefits, workplace health and safety, and job security. I know they will continue to do a wonderful job to improve the lives of seniors in Ontario,” Thomas said.

Empire Crossing Retirement community offers customized health care and recreational programs to seniors living on residence.

“OPSEU’s long term care sector is pleased to welcome our new members in Port Hope. We are looking forward to working with them to better serve our residents and ensure the highest quality of care,” said Joan Corradetti, OPSEU Long Term Care Executive Chair.

OPSEU represents approximately 3,500 Long Term Care sector workers across Ontario.