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Hardisty Care Centre staff vote overwhelmingly for AUPE representation

Posted February 16, 2011 in Health Care and tagged with local 047

EDMONTON – Front-line health care employees at Hardisty Care Centre in Edmonton voted overwhelmingly in favour of AUPE representation at a worksite vote held Feb. 14.

AUPE will represent approximately 120 auxiliary nursing care staff at the privately owned facility.

AUPE proudly represents Auxiliary Nursing Care staff province-wide and we are happy knowing staff at the Hardisty Care Centre will now enjoy the full advantages of AUPE representation at their worksite,” said AUPE president Guy Smith.

The staff now have a strong union representing them when it comes to issues like bargaining and labour relations, he added.

Staff at the east Edmonton long-term care facility reported to be unhappy with treatment from their employer and are looking forward to having AUPE as their bargaining agent.

AUPE is Alberta’s largest union with close to 76,000 members around the province; approximately 40,000 work in front-line health care.

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For more information:

Guy Smith, president, AUPE, 780-930-3301or 780-265-2294 (cellular phone)
Tyler Bedford, communications officer, AUPE, 780-930-3406