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A CUPE member working at the Laval school board’s Leblanc high school was recognized for his initiative and ingenuity. On May 7, Carbonneau’s invention landed the school an occupational health and safety award in the “innovation” and “public sector” categories. 

Yves Carbonneau designed an apparatus to lift and move desks and tables within the school. The structure sits on wheels and is equipped with a hydraulic jack.

The apparatus was created thanks to funding by the school administration and is currently being used by the dozen of custodians working at the school, also members of CUPE Local 1821.

The CSST produced a four-minute videoabout the inventionfeaturing interviews with Yves Carbonneau (also the custodian supervisor) and two of his co-workers, Alexandre Labissière and Édith Gaillard.