KINGSTON, Ont. – In an effort to improve workplace morale and working conditions, Lennox and Addington Family and Children’s Services workers voted overwhelmingly to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
“We welcome the new members to our growing family,” said Debbie Oldfield, CUPE national representative. “CUPE is the union of choice for public sector workers and social service workers in this province – we are dedicated to improving workers’ rights and protecting public services.”
The 48 new CUPE members provide counselling, adoption and foster care services to children and families in the Lennox and Addington area. CUPE is Canada’s largest union, representing over 550,000 members in different sectors, including schools, hospitals, municipalities, social services, universities, transportation and others.
For more information, please contact: Debbie Oldfield, CUPE National Representative, 416-292-3999 or 416-707-2411 (cell); James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999