13 custodial services employees part of large local: Union
Thirteen arena workers in Vernon, B.C., became members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 626 on in a Labour Relations Board vote held on Jan. 25. The workers voted unanimously to join CUPE, said the union.
“Our members touch every part of Vernon area residents’ lives delivering affordable, reliable public services – from services in your own home to those in the community, including on ice,” said Bryce de Dood, CUPE 626 acting president.
The 13 workers provide custodial services at Vernon’s public arena, as well as preparing ice at the rink and converting the surface of the rink for non-ice use. They are the latest group to join CUPE 626, following Vernon jail guards who joined CUPE in June 2018, said the union.