Parks and Recreation workers at the Municipality of Port Hope voted almost unanimously on Friday to join CUPE.

They join workers in Port Hope’s water and wastewater department and at the municipal library, who are already members of CUPE 749.

“It can be challenging for the needs of outside workers to become priorities in the town hall, and Port Hope’s parks and recreation workers now have a stronger, safer way of raising issues with their employer,” said Daniela Scarpelli, a CUPE representative who was involved in the organizing drive. “As of today they have new rights and we can work together to build a better, safer workplace.”