Welcome To
Acadia Broadcasting NewsThe Latest and Greatest ContentYour Trusted Local Source


Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, undated. Image: Randy Thoms/Acadia Broadcasting

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre Staff vote to unionize

By Randy Thoms Apr 17, 2024 | 12:26 PM

Staff with Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre in Fort Frances are becoming members of the Ontario Nurses Association.

The ONA says the 40 employees voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining the union representing more than 68,000 registered nurses and health care professionals across the province.

“I am so happy to welcome the 40 staff members of this clinic to our union,” says ONA Provincial President Erin Ariss.

“ONA is strong and committed to representing its members, and we look forward to improving the wages, working conditions and enabling the dedicated workers to focus on providing care.”

The ONA says along with a desire to improve wages and working conditions, Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre staff are also seeking more transparency from their employers.