Fort McMurray nonprofit workers file for unionization

This is the third unionization effort from CUPE this year.

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 6 October 2022 by Local 2157 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 32 workers employed by Centre of Hope.

Altex is a non-profit organization based out of Fort McMurray. They provide a daytime drop-in centre for those living in homelessness in the area.

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The union is certifying for all the workers at the facility.

This follows two other certification applications filed by CUPE earlier this summer: one for Redcliff library workers and one for Edmonton retirement workers; although these were filed by different CUPE locals.

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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