Town of Grenfell employees, who unionized in late spring 2017, ratified their first collective agreement in December 2017. All outside workers and one office worker are now members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents municipal workers in thirty-eight (38) communities in Saskatchewan.
“The Town employees had become concerned about their working conditions, their compensation, and how they were being treated by town council and the administration. They wanted the support of a union to address these issues and we are glad to welcome new local 5340”, says Alex Lenko, National Representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Although a first agreement was ratified, it didn’t come without challenges and frustration. These employees take great pride in their work and the services they provide to the residents of Grenfell. They deserve to be treated with respect and as valued employees and CUPE is proud to represent them.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents more than 30,000 workers in Saskatchewan including more than 5,000 municipal workers in communities and cities across the province.