Over 175 workers at Brightwater Senior Living of Capital Crossing in Regina are the latest members to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Brightwater Senior Living of Capital Crossing is a retirement community offering housing with healthcare services. Staff members include charge nurses, medication assistants, housekeepers, receptionists, engagement specialists, kitchen staff, and resident assistants.
The newest members of CUPE voted to join the union in a mail-in ballot that was counted on June 2, 2022. The Labour Relations Board issued the certification order on June 14, 2022.
“We are very pleased to welcome the staff at Brightwater Senior Living of Capital Crossing into the CUPE family,” said Judy Henley, president of CUPE Saskatchewan. “Joining CUPE is a big step towards achieving fairness in the workplace. We will work hard to negotiate a fair deal for our newest members.”
“CUPE looks forward to sitting down with Brightwater Senior Living of Capital Crossing management to negotiate a first collective agreement that fairly compensates our members for the work they perform and addresses other key workplace concerns,” added Henley.
CUPE Saskatchewan is the largest union in the province and represents over 30,000 workers in health care, education, universities, community-based organizations, childcare, municipalities, libraries, social services, board and agencies and many more.