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WINNIPEG – Educational Assistants at the Western School Division chose to become members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in a vote held by the Manitoba Labour Board on Wednesday.

“We are honoured to welcome our newest members to CUPE” says Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba, “CUPE is a strong union for school sector support staff, and we look forward to representing the Educational Assistants at the Western School Division.” CUPE will now represent approximately 64 Educational Assistants at the Western School Division, in addition to over 5,000 school sector support staff in communities across Manitoba.

CUPE Manitoba represents over 25,000 members in Manitoba, including school divisions, municipalities, health care, social services, crown corporations, and post-secondary education.

For more information, contact:

David Jacks
CUPE Communications