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Social service workers at St. Stephen’s Residences of Ottawa joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) to improve their working conditions, including fairer treatment and better job security in their workplace. 

As cutbacks continue in many workplaces, more and more workers are keen on having CUPE on their side,” said Colette Proctor, CUPE organizing representative. “Our union has always promoted public services and it is a natural fit for workers to want CUPE to champion their cause.” 

The 52 new members will now be part of CUPE 4266. The social service workers help clients with mental and physical disabilities in three locations in greater Ottawa.