Join over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario and form a union with SEIU Healthcare!
Join The Movement
SEIU Healthcare represents 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.
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.
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.
We have your back in this pandemic
It takes healthcare workers to deliver quality patient care. And it takes a healthcare-only
union to fight for your safety and security.
That’s why SEIU Healthcare is laser focused on serving only workers in the healthcare sector, it’s what we’ve done for over 70 years and why we’ve got the most experienced team to service your needs at the most critical time in your career. Your SEIU Healthcare team is ready when you need protection the most.
A department to win your WSIB case should you get sick or injured in the workplace:
- We win over $1 million a year in claims for hospital workers who are forced off of work due to workplace illness/injuries including back/shoulder injuries, mental stress, and COVID-19.
A government relations team to call out the government when confusing directives leave workers vulnerable:
- We sued the government and won better protections and PPE access, including N95s, for hospital workers
- We are fighting to get Bill 124 repealed so that healthcare workers receive the wage increase they need and deserve, especially during the pandemic.
- We are advocating for better health and safety conditions in every sector to create a more secure and inclusive workplace.
How much does it cost to join a union?
It’s only 1.8% of your pay & absolutely 100% tax deductible
No matter what the situation is I can call our Member Service 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