Regent Park Community Centre employees have chosen OPSEU as their bargaining agent. In a vote held on September 29, 2015, 75 per cent voted in favour of OPSEU as their union for changing times. The 123 staff at this non-profit, community-based organization are dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole by providing high-quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building.
OPSEU Community Health Care Professionals Sector Chair Lucy Morton was extremely pleased by the results of the vote, which she feels reflect the efforts of organizers. “Regent Park Community Health Centre includes a diverse range of workers who work out of four locations in downtown Toronto. They include office and administrative assistants, dieticians, registered nurses, social workers, early childhood educators, nurse practitioners, dental assistants and chiropodists. They now join the thousands of members who belong to OPSEU’s Community Health Care Professionals sector.”
The President of OPSEU, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, was also encouraged by the outcome. “I applaud the workers at Regent Park Community Centre, who have put their confidence in OPSEU. Their solid support speaks to OPSEU’s competence, experience and reputation as the bargaining agent best able to negotiate excellent contracts for its members. I wish them a very warm welcome to the OPSEU family.”