The employer isn’t too happy about it, however, and is trying to discourage the workers from unionizing.
The 100 or so workers had been without a new contract since the end of 2022.
The 6 workers are employed in Fort Saskatchewan.
If they’re successful, the unionization will apply to over 100 workers employed as health care aides and licensed practical nurses.
Last month, teachers employed with the Edmonton School Division voted 91% to reject a tentative agreement, which had been recommended by a mediator.
These workers have been without a new contract for over a year and a half.
In 1998, Elise Mailloux became Canada’s first female ironworker. Now, she’s an award-winning ironworker.
British Columbia wages had been slowly gaining on Alberta throughout 2023, coming within just 2¢ in September. Last month, they were 55¢ higher.
Workers claim they’re being forced to attend mandatory captive audience meetings, where they’re being intimidated from unionizing.
Faduma Ahmed is a labour relations officer in Calgary and is 1 of 8 women receiving the Women Who Inspire Award.