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Caregivers and residential counselors at three group homes and a workshop in Cheticamp voted 100 per cent in favour of joining CUPE this week. The 30 full-time and casual employees work for the Cheticamp Association for Community Living (CACL).

We are thrilled to welcome the members of newly-formed Local 4896 to our expanding CUPE family,” says CUPE National Representative John Evans. “And we are looking forward to going to the bargaining table early in the fall to hammer out a first collective agreement for these hard-working employees.”

CUPE has had great successes this year in its drive to organize small options homes and workshops throughout the province. Local 4896 now represents Chemoi Group Home, La Maison Rodrigue, La Residence Cap Rouge and The Green Door Workshop in Cheticamp.

CUPE is the second largest union in Nova Scotia, with 16,000 members working in sectors such as health care, education, highways, universities, municipalities, home support, social services, and child care.

For more information please contact:

John Evans
CUPE National Representative
(902) 539-4933