EDMONTON – Fifty employees of the Salvation Army’s Addictions and Residential Centre will decide next Tuesday if they want to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
CUPE Alberta President D’Arcy Lanovaz said the union applied last week to represent the employees, after a majority signed CUPE membership cards. The Labour Board has ordered a vote take place on Tuesday. If a majority of employees vote yes, CUPE will be the bargaining agent for the employees involved.
“These employees, like others CUPE represents in this field, have concerns about workload, wages and other working conditions,” said Lanovaz. “They decided they needed some backing in their fights, and so they have come to CUPE.”
The employees include kitchen staff, accounting, addiction counsellors, support workers, a registered nurse, housekeeping, and other non-management staff.
For more information, visit: www.alberta.cupe.ca