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Edmonton hydrovac workers trying to unionize

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their latest new applications report and in it was a new application for unionization.

The application was submitted on 28 October 2022 by Local 955 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 6 hydrovac workers employed by GFL Environmental Inc.

GFL is a private waste management company based out of Toronto. They have a facility in northeast Edmonton, where these hydrovac workers are employed.

According to the ALRB hearing table, they’ll be hearing arguments related to the certification from IOE 955 and GFL on 14 November.

Since the ALRB doesn’t archive their new application reports on their website, here’s a copy of the most recent one.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on politics and labour.

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