OPSEU/SEFPO Local 273 ONE Fertility healthcare workers have voted 100% acceptance of their new collective agreement!
The 17 female workers began a 17-day strike countdown on March 13 after bargaining had reached an impasse over wages. After years of receiving lower wages than their counterparts in other parts of the province and experiencing increasingly higher workloads, they stood together to say enough!
On March 28, just a few hours shy of the 12:01am strike deadline on March 29, the bargaining team reached a tentative deal with the employer. The deal is a massive win for the ONE Fertility health workers, providing the wage increases they’d been fighting for.
Local 273 ONE Fertility members voted unanimously to accept the agreement on March 30.
“Congratulations once more to the bargaining team and members for their strength, bravery, and resolve to fight for the decent wages they deserve! They are now more united than ever, and we can’t wait to see how their collective power as workers continues to grow,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick.