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Winnipeg– Emterra employees in Winnipeg have voted to become members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

We welcome our newest members from Emterra into CUPE,” says CUPE 500 President Mike Davidson. “All workers have the right to be represented by a union, and we are looking forward to negotiating a fair contract on their behalf.”

CUPE will now represent approximately 185 Emterra employees, including garbage and recycling collection (drivers and swampers) as well as employees working in the recycling plant who voted to join CUPE in May, 2013.

CUPE is committed to representing employees at Emterra”, concludes Davidson.   “We believe that a strong unionized workforce is the best way to deliver the quality services that Winnipeggers rely on.”

CUPE 500 represents about 5,000 members who provide important municipal services in Winnipeg.