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EDMONTON – Approximately 450 Alberta Union of Provincial Employees road maintenance members employed by Carillion Canada have secured their first collective agreement after more than two years in bargaining.

The agreement is a landmark achievement for the labour movement in the province as it’s the first union contract obtained by a group of Alberta highway maintenance workers in two decades.

“The road to this collective agreement was a rocky one, but our Carillion members perservered until they secured the job protections and benefits they deserve,” said AUPE Vice-President Mike Dempsey. “It’s a historic agreement for these AUPE members and we’re proud of the unity they maintained during the lengthy bargaining process.”

AUPE members employed by Carillion are responsible for maintaining Alberta’s highways, helping to keep our roads clear and safe year-round.

AUPE is Alberta’s largest union, with more than 93,000 members across the province.

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For more information:

Mike Dempsey, AUPE Vice-President: 780-404-5678

Mariam Ibrahim, AUPE Communications Officer: 780-930-5218

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