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Alpha House Employees Now Part of CUPE

July 8, 2021 GMT

CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 8, 2021--

After multiple issues before the labour board, ballots were finally counted today, and 171 Alpha House employees voted 89% in favour of joining the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

“Congratulations to the employees of Alpha House on joining Canada’s largest union,” said CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill. “You now have the collective strength of over 700,000 CUPE members in your corner.”

Gill said this victory was particularly sweet as there have been numerous difficulties leading to today’s decision. Gill said those issues have been resolved, and he is looking forward to their full participation in CUPE Alberta.

“It’s never easy to form a union at your worksite,” said Gill. “We had some strong disagreements with Alpha House, but those disagreements have been resolved to the satisfaction of the employer, CUPE, and the effected employees.”

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“And today, the ballots have been counted and the employees’ voices have been heard.”

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SOURCE: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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