KELOWNA, BC – Workers at the Black Mountain Irrigation District (BMID) have voted to join CUPE in a Labour Relations Board vote held today. They will become members of CUPE 338, representing municipal workers in Kelowna and water workers at the Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District and the Central Okanagan Regional District.

“We look forward to representing these workers who maintain a safe and adequate water supply that is crucial to residents in our area,” said CUPE 338 President Lee Mossman.  “On behalf of all our members, I’m pleased to welcome them to CUPE 338.”

The 16 new CUPE members working at Black Mountain Irrigation District are committed to ensuring that water remains safe, reliable, and supplied at the highest possible quality.

The workers at the Black Mountain Irrigation District decided to join CUPE to gain a voice on the job. CUPE 338’s newest members include clerical staff as well as water distribution and water treatment plant crew. 

For more information, please contact:

Lee Mossman
CUPE 338 President

Rob Hewitt
CUPE National Representative

Janet Szliske
CUPE Communications Representative