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PRINCE ALBERT, SK - Another group of workers in Prince Albert has joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

Employees of Good Shepherd Villas Inc., a privately owned, long-term care facility in Prince Albert, were brought into the unions fold last week. The labour relations board certified CUPE as the bargaining agent for the approximately 45 employees on December 9.

Last month, 22 bus drivers employed by Hertz Northern Bus in Prince Albert also joined CUPE. CUPE, the provinces largest union with 25,000 members, is proving to be an attractive option for workers looking for a union.

CUPE staff representative Bill Robb says union membership will enable employees at Good Shepherd Villas to negotiate better working conditions. It will provide stability in the workplace and that will benefit residents too, he says.

Robb says the union is looking forward to working with members at Good Shepherd to create positive changes at the long-term care facility.

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For more information contact:
Bill Robb in Saskatoon at 382-8262 or (cell) 222-5594.