The Canadian Union of Public Employees is proud to welcome 35 new members at Com-Span Inc.
“We would like to welcome employees from Com-Span to our union,” said Kelly Moist, President of CUPE Manitoba. “Workers at Com-Span provide invaluable services to the community and we’re proud to represent them in their workplace!”
Com-Span Inc. provides day services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. These workers joined CUPE because CUPE is a strong voice for workers and has a good track record of bargaining fair contracts, representing workers in meetings with management, and helping to build a safe and inclusive work environment.
“Every worker has the right to join a union and have representation in the workplace,” said Moist. “The employees at Com-Span Inc. dedicate their lives to serving people living with intellectual disabilities and deserve a strong voice at the table. We’re proud to be that voice.”
Com-Span Inc. employees voted to join CUPE in a vote held on April 6 and 7, 2017, and will be part of CUPE Local 5176.
The Labour Board officially issued the certificate recognizing CUPE as the new bargaining agent on April 28, 2017.
CUPE represents over 1,000 disability services workers in some of the following Manitoba employers: Southwest Community Options Inc., Canadian Mental Health Association, Spike (Special People in Kildonan East), Ten Ten Sinclair (and housing), Rehabilitation Centre for Children, ARC Industries Occupational Training Centre, Community Therapy Services, Association for Community Living, Haldisse Community Services, Heima er Best, Riverdale Place Homes, Parkland Regional Community Linc, Touchwood Park Association and Epic Opportunities.