Ambutrans Workers the latest to join Machinists!

Friday February 13, 2009
For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON – Workers at Ambutrans Incorporated are the latest health care sector workers to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
The 170 new members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 provide non-emergency ambulatory patient transfers from Toronto to Durham Region in the east and Mississauga in the west. This is the second group of patient transfer workers to join the IAMAW this year. One hundred workers at Ontario Patient Transfer in Hamilton joined IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 in January. The IAMAW also represents Patient Transfer workers at Medi-Van in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“The need for structure in this industry is very important to these workers, that and the desire for better wages and benefits are the reasons they turned to the Machinists,” said IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “I can’t say enough about the hard work of apprentice organizers Roy Bhansingh and Ralph Martin. They were in constant contact with our new members either by text messaging or through the use of our web site. Communication was a key factor.”