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CHILLIWACK–Seventy-six workers at Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre have recently become members of CUPE 458 – on their second attempt.

Hats off to these young workers who persevered and did the necessary groundwork,” says Louise Piper, CUPE 458 president. “These workers are seeking better working conditions and an opportunity for their voices to be heard in order to make positive change in the workplace. They recognized the benefits of belonging to CUPE and did what it took to accomplish that.”

Workers from the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre will have their first meeting on November 29 to be sworn in, organize a bargaining committee, and begin to negotiate their first contract. Piper adds, “Our membership welcomes them wholeheartedly and is eager to work with them to get their first contract in place.”

CUPE 458 represents municipal and recreation workers in the Fraser Valley.