Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)

Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)

July 15, 2008 13:29 ET

OPSEU and OHA Begin Historic Central Pay Equity Maintenance Process for Hospital Professionals

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) have embarked on an historic central pay equity maintenance process in more than 40 Ontario hospitals.

The process involves 6,500 employees working in over 200 paramedical professions, including Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Radiation Technologists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacists, ECG Technicians and other diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation professions.

These professions are predominately female-dominated.

"OPSEU is committed to pay equity and we are committed to this massive project," said Patty Rout, First Vice-President/Treasurer of OPSEU. "I commend the parties on bringing about this historic effort."

"The work that hospital professionals do is critically important", said Yves Shank, Chair of the OPSEU Hospital Professionals Division. "It is primarily women who do this work and therefore it is important to ensure that this work is not undervalued."

"The OHA supports this landmark joint initiative to ensure that these hospital employees are recognized for the important work they do" said Tom Closson, President and CEO of the OHA. "These health professionals play a crucial role in providing quality health care to the citizens of Ontario and it is imperative that their work is compensated appropriately."

Contact Information

  • OHA
    Cara Francis
    Public Affairs
    (416) 205-1371
    David Cox
    OPSEU Hospital Professionals Division
    Yves Shank
    (705) 523-6813