The flood crisis in southern Alberta is a terrible reminder of the importance of municipal workers.
“At these tough times our hearts go out to the families and communities impacted by the flooding throughout Alberta,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist. “Over 627,000 CUPE members across the country are standing in solidarity with the people of Alberta as they deal with the growing destruction caused by these floods.”
As municipal workers, CUPE members are on the front lines of responding to the flood. CUPE members have been working around the clock to keep Calgarians and southern Alberta safe, and to help them in any way possible, with reports that many city employees are working 20 hour days.
“I would like to thank all of our members that are working hard to protect people in the communities they serve,” said Marle Roberts, President of CUPE Alberta. “CUPE members are proud of their communities, and they are suffering like so many of their family, friends and neighbours.”
“We know our members will continue to do everything they can for the city of Calgary and the many other communities impacted. We will stand with them as they heal from this devastating flood,” added Moist.