KITCHENER – Diagnostic imaging professionals at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener voted to make OPSEU their bargaining representative on March 10. The results of the vote showed a majority of employees voting in favor of joining OPSEU as their union for changing times.
OPSEU will now be certified to represent all Technologists and Technicians employed at St. Mary’s General Hospital in the Diagnostic Imaging/Nuclear Medicine department, Cardio Diagnostics department and Catheterization Lab/Pacemaker department.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, was very happy with the outcome of the vote and extended a warm welcome on behalf of the Executive board to the newest members, “Our hospital professional division sector continues to grow, and these new members are a valuable addition to our union. For Ontario’s health care professionals, OPSEU is the best choice.”
Sara Labelle, chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division said, “OPSEU's proven track record in representing hospital professionals will benefit our newest members at St. Mary’s as they move forward in improving their working conditions and bargaining a first collective agreement. They are a welcome addition to OPSEU's Hospital Professionals Division.”
St. Mary’s offers many community-based programs and services at a number of locations throughout the Kitchener Waterloo Region and Cambridge.
OPSEU represents approximately 24,000 hospital professionals across Ontario.