Kearney firefighters join the Union

July 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

Volunteer firefighters in the town of Kearney voted to become members of Local 175 at a vote held June 29.

These workers, now part of the Union’s Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector, faced a number of issues in the workplace that caused them to seek Union representation.

Local 175 represents a growing number of firefighters, including in Killaloe, Owen Sound, and Petawawa, as well as Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers in Huntsville and Muskoka.