Staff at the Four Villages Community Health Centre have voted strongly in favour of becoming the newest members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
In a vote last week, 58 staff members at the centre’s two locations in west-end Toronto elected to join OPSEU after a short organizing drive. Four Villages is a non-profit primary health care facility that was first established in 1991. The centre provides health promotion, patient education, and primary health care delivery.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome new members to the OPSEU family,” said the union’s President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “By choosing OPSEU, these workers will be joining our Community Health Care Professionals (CHCP) sector, which enjoys a presence in communities across Ontario. And they will gain access to a wealth of sector-specific resources that makes OPSEU the union of choice for workers in this field.”
The Four Villages group that joined OPSEU is made up of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, chiropodists, physiotherapists, dieticians, social workers, therapists and medical secretaries.
OPSEU represents more than 3,000 community health care professionals in the province. Community health centres are funded by Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).
For more information: Warren (Smokey) Thomas 613-329-1931