The UPN is pleased to note that four sites that were represented by HSA have now overwhelmingly voted in favour of becoming members of the UPN. Ballots cast at Langley Memorial Hospital, Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Powell River General Hospital and Crestlene Lodge in Delta were counted this week and each site clearly showed a preference to have the UPN represent their interests as their Union.
We would like to thank all of those who supported us on this decision and to extend a warm welcome to you as new members of our Union. We want to assure you that we are here to represent you and to listen to what you have to say about your profession, your work environment and your aspirations as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
We are planning to visit these worksites in the near future so that we can get better acquainted and to discuss the needs of these members. We are also planning to hold Steward Training sessions in January to better enable members to know their rights and how to advocate for them.
We have several other worksites that are awaiting results of their votes. We hope to provide you with more good news in the near future. Once again, thank you for your support and welcome to the UPN.