Edmonton workers try to unionize retirement facility

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board published its new applications report and it includes a new application for union certification.

The application was filed by Local 1099 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees on behalf of 57 workers employed at Revone Westmount LP.

The company operates a retirement facility in Edmonton on behalf of the Ontario-based Revera and the Edmonton-based ONE Properties. The 290-suite, 23-storey facility opened earlier this year and includes such services as housekeeping, laundry, recreational programs, and wellness.

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The ALRB has set a hearing date for Friday, September 9, 2022.

This is the latest unionization effort by CUPE, which also held unionization drives in June for library workers in Redcliff and workers at the Calgary Drop-In Centre, as well a drive for municipal workers in the City of Chestermere in May.

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 queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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