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Southwestern Ontario legal aid workers vote to unionize

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 3:33 PM | By John Chunn

All Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) employees working out of the six locations of the Essex-Lambton-Kent district office in southwestern Ontario have voted in favour of joining the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

The LAO offices are in Windsor, Sarnia and Chatham. The new members work as legal aid workers and district triage officers.

They join some 250 LAO workers already represented by OPSEU.

LAO is an independent, publicly funded, non-profit corporation that provides low-income individuals with legal aid services. LAO helps almost 4,000 disadvantaged people from 76 clinics every day.