Emterra recycling workers in Winnipeg have voted to become members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
“We are very honoured and privileged to welcome our newest members to CUPE,” says CUPE Local 500 President Mike Davidson. “All workers have the right to be represented by a union, and we are looking forward to negotiating a fair contract on their behalf.”
The Manitoba Labour Board counted the vote on May 6, 2013. CUPE will now represent approximately 80 employees who work at Emterra’s material recycling facility.
CUPE Local 500 represents about 5,000 members who provide important municipal services in Winnipeg.