Fort McMurray arena workers trying to unionize

The Construction and General Workers’ Union is trying to help 7 arena workers in Fort McMurray to unionize.

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their most recent New Applications Report. In the report are 2 new applications for union certification in Alberta.

The first application was filed on 12 July 2022 by Local 92 of the Construction and General Workers’ Union. They’re applying on behalf of 7 arena attendants who work for the Northern Alberta Athletic Association, which is based in Fort McMurray.

The ALRB has scheduled a hearing dates for this application to occur on 26 July 2022.

The second application was submitted by Lodge 146 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers—also known as The Boilermakers.

Like CGWU, the Boilermakers filed their application on the 12th. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 3 workers employed with Multi-Task Industrial Ltd.

The employer is a manufacturing company that specializes in pipe and structural steel fabrication, field construction and maintenance services and is located in Fort Saskatchewan.

The ALRB hearing for this application has also been set for the 26th.

Since the ALRB doesn’t archive their new application reports, 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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