HAMILTON, ON –/COMMUNITYWIRE/– Workers at Catholic Family Services (CFS) Hamilton today voted strongly in favour of joining the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
The roughly 75 employees include social workers, early childhood educators, counsellors, support workers, cooks, housekeepers, and office, clerical, and maintenance staff.
“Workers at CFS Hamilton provide vital services for very vulnerable populations. The agency has faced some real challenges in recent years, and staff needed a stronger voice in their workplace,” said Craig Saunders, a CUPE representative who is involved in the drive. “We look forward to working together to negotiate a strong first collective agreement and to addressing workplace issues and supporting the community.”
CUPE Canada’s largest union, with more than 700,000 members across the country working in municipalities, healthcare, social services, universities, schools, transportation and communications.
For more information, please contact:
Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications