Workers at the District of Barriere, B.C. voted to become members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in a labour board vote held on Oct. 3.
The 12 municipal workers include outside and inside workers who maintain the District’s wastewater, parks, roads and provide administrative services for residents.
“We look forward to working with them to negotiate a first contract and improve their work standards,” says Carmen Sullivan, CUPE 900 president.
CUPE 900 now represents 940 members who provide municipal services in the communities of Ashcroft, Barriere, Chase, Clearwater, Clinton, Kamloops, Logan Lake, Lytton, and Merritt as well as Kamloops Golf and Country Club, Kamloops Wildlife Park, Rayleigh Waterworks District, and Thompson Nicola Regional District, all in B.C.
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