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Join over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario and form a union with SEIU Healthcare! We only represent healthcare workers, so we understand your unique challenges. We can empower you to stand up to your employer, create a safer work environment and help you gain access to better pay and benefits. Fill out our online form or call us at 1-800-975-4446 to take the first step towards solving your workplace issues and join a union in Ontario.

No matter what the situation is I can call our Member Resource Centre, and they will always direct me to the appropriate person or department. During COVID-19, they have been very helpful with all my health and safety inquiries.

- Sophia Bent, Dietary Aide

My workplace joining the SEIU Healthcare was the best thing that happened to all of us! They help with job security, seniority, and provide us with fair representation. We no longer feared termination and knew we had a voice at not only the employer’s table, but at all levels of government.

- Carmencita Dollete, PSW

SEIU Healthcare has achieved better wages and given us access to a pension at our workplace. They continue to educate us on our rights and show us how powerful we are when we stand in solidarity.

- Larry Kobos, DSW

The union played a major role in securing a position in the orthopedic clinic on the emergency floor by highlighting my seniority. Today, I am told that I have mastered orthopedic skills and I am great mentor for those entering the profession.

- Marlene Long, RPN

I attended the weekend leadership academy, where I met our Nursing Division President, Jackie Walker. She motivated me and my interest in the union grew. I loved being an active member and I participate whenever I can. I started to develop professionally, got the education and communication skills I needed.

- Holly, RPN

I have had the opportunity to participate in Lobby Days and meet several MPPs. The union has given me the education and encouragement to set up these meetings on my own and use my voice in the political setting to advocate for my fellow nurses.

- Sheena, RPN

I am an introvert, someone who always sticks to myself, but now, the union allowed me to come out of my shell. I feel like I have improved my listening skills, I have become more open-minded, and feel more outgoing.

- Camille, RPN

Why Join a union in Ontario?

Unions give you the support and help you need to be in control at work. You can take on your boss without the fear of losing your job.

Safety

We will defend you
We will empower you
We will guide you

Secure Solutions

Fight for better wages and benefits
Fight for your health and safety
Fight for justice in your workplace

Develop your skills

Help you become a leadership
Help you with educational resources and tools
Help you grow your network

Lifetime Benefits

SEIU Healthcare members have access to many benefits through the bargaining process. We’ll work hard so you can maximize on your decision to be a part of the SEIU Healthcare family.

SEIU Healthcare members are enrolled in several different pension plans, including the Nursing Homes & Related Industries Pension Plan (NHRIPP), The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS). These give our members a chance to retire with dignity.

Member Resource Centre

Our Member Resource Centre (MRC) is your one-stop information centre. The MRC can quickly and efficiently help with educational resources, collective agreements, workplace issues, and filing grievances, identifying your stewards in your workplace, inform you about events and meetings, and so much more!

SEIU Healthcare has been active in Ontario’s labour movement for over 75 years. In that time, we have organized over 60,000 healthcare workers, contributed greatly to the pay equity movement, enhanced countless collective agreements, helped establish pension plans in thousands of nursing homes, won large pay increases, and so much more.

How much does it cost to join a union?

It’s only 1.8% of your pay & absolutely 100% tax deductible

No Hidden Fees

You only start paying dues after we help you finalize a contract with your employer. There are no hidden fees or other charges.

A Coffee A Day

Let’s put things in perspective: to get all the benefits and advantages SEIU Healthcare has to offer, you pay 1.8% of your pay, which is equal to the price of a daily cup of coffee.

Fees Are Capped

We understand that you sometimes make more money due to scheduling and hours. You won’t always have to pay higher dues because $99 is the maximum possible monthly fee.

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