Ottawa food services staff join UFCW

Union to tackle wages, favouritism, seniority

Food service staffers in Ottawa were officially inducted into the United Food and Commercial Workers union following a certification vote earlier this year.

Workers at Healthcare Food Services – who prepare meals for health care facilities in the capital – joined UFCW’s local chapter 175 in an effort to create a fair and respectful work environment, according to the union.

On the bargaining table for negotiators will be improvements to wages, mending scheduling problems, ending favouritism and seniority recognition.

President of UFCW Canada, Local 175 Shawn Haggerty congratulated the employees.

“We are very proud of the workers for uniting together to build good jobs and establish better working conditions at Healthcare Food Services, and we look forward to negotiating a fair and competitive first contract.”

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