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Developmental service workers at Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley voted overwhelmingly to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Our new CUPE members will have the full range of CUPE resources to address their workplace issues,” said Colette Proctor, CUPE organizing representative. The 92 new CUPE members joined Canada’s largest union to improve working conditions, including high workload issues in a sector that is chronically underfunded.

CUPE represents 8,000 developmental service workers in Ontario. Working with families, agencies and direct support workers CUPE lobbies the provincial government for improved funding and highlights the many challenges facing people with developmental disabilities in Ontario.