YORK REGION – Diagnostic imaging employees at Mackenzie Health in York Region voted overwhelmingly to make OPSEU their bargaining representative on Nov. 24. The results of the vote showed 76 per cent of employees voting in favor of joining OPSEU as their union for changing times.
OPSEU will now be certified to represent all 95 diagnostic imaging professionals that work at Mackenzie Health in the Municipality of York.
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, was pleased to hear of the results of the vote and extended a warm welcome on behalf of the Executive Board to the newest members. “As Ontario's union of choice for healthcare professionals we will provide all available resources to effectively represent our newest members,” Thomas said.
Sara Labelle, chair of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division said, “OPSEU's experience and track record in representing hospital professionals will benefit the medical radiation technologists at Mackenzie Health 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.”
Mackenzie Health is a regional healthcare provider serving a population of more than a half million people across York Region. It has created a world-class health experience by delivering quality, compassionate and timely patient-centered care.
OPSEU represents approximately 23,000 hospital professionals across Ontario.