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Edmonton - Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2111 working at the Misericordia Hospital will be walking the line tomorrow to let their employer know how serious they are in pressing for improved wages and working conditions. The CUPE members are currently in bargaining with Capital Health.

The conditions the support staff work in are intolerable. We are working short staffed all the time and the system is breaking down from workers exhaustion due to over work, says CUPE 2111 president Peggy Morton. It is time that people understand how important we are to your health care and what is going on in our hospitals. That is why we are walking picket lines at lunch tomorrow, she said.
  • When:
    11:30 1:00 p.m.
  • Where:
    16940 87 Ave., Edmonton
CUPE Local 2111 represents 300 employees at the Misericordia who work in housekeeping, food services, administration and maintenance.

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CUPE is Canada’s largest union with over half a million women and men who provide public services. In Alberta, CUPEs 31,000 members work in health care, municipalities, schools, colleges, universities, libraries, emergency medical services, social services and now casinos. Visit our CUPE website for more information cupealberta.ab.ca

For further information:
Pam Beattie, CUPE Communications (780) 288-1230 (cellular)