After a union card membership signature blitz, CUPE has filed an application for union certification on behalf of Gatineau’s white-collar workers’ union which has been independent for the past 30 years. A majority of white-collar workers decided to join CUPE.  

“We are very pleased with the outcome. CUPE reflects who we are and provides clear and unparalleled support to its members. With the help of Quebec’s largest municipal union, we will have a better bargaining position at the negotiating table with the City of Gatineau,” said Marc Demers.

The white-collar workers have been without a contract for almost three years. Last summer, the white-collar workers voted 90.5 per cent in favour of a strike.

“We welcome Gatineau’s white-collar workers to the great CUPE family. You are home now, and we will work with you to improve your working conditions,” added Denis Bolduc, president of CUPE Quebec.

Negotiations with the City of Gatineau will resume after the municipal elections, which will take place in early November.