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Front line child treatment workers in Niagara choose to join OPSEU/SEFPO

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One hundred front line child treatment workers at the Niagara Children’s Centre have overwhelmingly voted to join OPSEU/SEPO.

“All public services are important, but especially those focused on helping children,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “I’m so proud that these front-line child treatment workers have chosen to join us.

“Together, we’ll ensure they can provide the best possible care and support to the children and families who depend on them.”

After looking at other unions, the Niagara Children’s Centre staff decided the rapidly growing OPSEU/SEFPO was the right choice.

The new members provide rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities in the Niagara Region. They work in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language services, family services, augmentative and alternative communication, and therapeutic recreation services.

“Congratulations and warmest welcome to our great union,” said OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida. “There’s strength in numbers, and these new members are joining forces in OPSEU/SEFPO with thousands of other child treatment workers. Not to mention all 180,000 of us dedicated to making public services the best they can be.”