Long term care workers join CUPE

Edmonton – About 100 employees of St. Thomas Health Care Centre are the latest members to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

The employees voted Friday by a 71% margin to form a union.  The Health Care Centre provides long term care and general health services.

CUPE Alberta President Dennis Mol said the employees came to CUPE to resolve issues around scheduling, favouritism and an inconsistent application of discipline.

“By joining the largest union in Canada, the employees gain the tools and resources they need to resolve their workplace issues,” said Mol.  “CUPE will work hard to help these employees earn the respect they deserve.” 

The group of employees includes health care aides, housekeeping, maintenance, food services and administration. 

Contact:  Lou Arab

Communications Representative




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