IAM District 78 News

IAM District 78 Organizes 530 New Healthcare Workers

In another big organizing win for IAM District 78, the 530 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) that work for RNS Health Care in York Region voted by a 3 to 1 margin to be represented by our union.

District 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and Organizer Scott Jackson worked with our newest members for several months, answering their concerns and assuring them it was possible.

“This was a very different organizing campaign due to the COVID-19 shut down,” said Jackson. “We relied heavily on internet technologies, but it was Rootisha’s dedication and work ethic that achieved this win.”

RNS Health Care PSWs provide home care services for clients throughout York Region and beyond.

Photo: Scott Jackson (left); IAM Local 1231 member Heather Johnston (centre), who initiated this campaign; and Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu (right).