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CUPE 718 Welcomes City of Richmond Fitness Professionals

March 30, 2021 GMT

RICHMOND, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 30, 2021--

CUPE 718 has welcomed 56 new members to the Local after a Labour Relations Board certification vote confirmed on March 23. The new members are fitness professionals who work for the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association.

The new CUPE members, who are existing employees at the Minoru Centre for Active Living and the Watermania fitness centre, include personal trainers, fitness attendants, group land fitness leaders, and aqua fitness leaders.

“We’re excited to welcome these new members to the CUPE family, and we look forward to representing them,” said CUPE 718 President Dal Benning, noting that the work of fitness professionals is highly certified and instructors must be registered with their professional associations.

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“The work they do to help members of the community maintain and improve their health is so important during these difficult times, and we expect to see more of them join us in the near future as programs start up again.”

CUPE 718 represents 1,300 municipal employees for the City of Richmond. These members work at City Hall and at local community centres, arenas, the cultural centre and the museum, as well as in public works and for the RCMP.

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CONTACT: Dal Benning, CUPE 718 President: 778.883.9071

Cameron Eby, CUPE National Representative: 604.815.7689

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT FITNESS & NUTRITION HEALTH STATE/LOCAL

SOURCE: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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PUB: 03/30/2021 02:11 PM/DISC: 03/30/2021 02:11 PM

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