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 18 October 2022 by Local 787 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 95 workers employed by Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre Society.
Wellspring is a non-profit organization based out of Whitecourt. They provide a short-term shelter and supports for women experiencing family violence or who are in crisis.
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The union is certifying for all the workers at the facility.
This follows 3 other certification applications filed by CUPE earlier this summer: one for Redcliff library workers, one for Edmonton retirement workers, and one for Fort McMurray non-profit 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.