Mont-Tremblant, Friday, July 24, 2009 — All salaried employees at the brand new Mont-Tremblant casino, which opened on June 24, are now members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE-QFL). Yesterday, CUPE submitted a certification application to Commission des relations du travail (CRT) in order to represent these employees, the majority of whom have signed a union membership card.
The group’s spokesperson, Jean-François Gagné, is delighted by the outcome of this unionization campaign. “We are joining a big family that already includes the croupiers from the Montreal Casino and most Lac Leamy Casino employees. Our local union will now be able to defend the rights of Mont-Tremblant Casino personnel, who have needed this protection for a few weeks now. Our colleagues want to improve their work conditions and be treated like other unionized Quebec casino employees.”
The Mont-Tremblant Casino is the fourth establishment of its kind in Quebec. However, this is the first time that a union has asked to represent all employees of the same establishment.
CUPE represents some 4,000 workers in Quebec government corporations and agencies, as well as workers in 10 other sectors including health and social services, education, municipalities, energy, public transit, air transportation, and communications. With some 105,000 members in Quebec, CUPE is QFL’s largest affiliate.
This press release and other information are available at scfp.qc.ca.
SOURCE: CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (QFL)