CUPE 4797 is welcoming new members into its ranks after a successful organizing drive in the Saskatchewan Northwest School Division.

CUPE’s organizing drive, which started in November, has added 43 workers in numerous classifications at the Turtleford Community School and wellness coordinators across the school division to the CUPE 4797 bargaining unit.

“In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that workers have a voice in the workplace,” said Tony Head, CUPE National Organizer. “By joining CUPE, our new members will benefit greatly from being part of Canada’s largest union with job security, enhanced benefits, and many other collective agreement rights.”

“We will continue to reach out to unorganized workers in our school division to ensure that all support staff enjoy the benefits of union representation,” added Head.

CUPE represents over 7,000 education support workers across Saskatchewan. Members include educational assistants, administrative and executive assistants, caretakers and maintenance staff, bus drivers and technicians and network administrators.