DISTRICT OF KENT, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CUPE 458 welcomed 18 new members who work as health and recreation instructors within the District of Kent final week. Following a illustration vote held in December, the Labour Board not too long ago licensed these staff as members of CUPE 458.
CUPE 458 President Darlene Worthylake mentioned that this personnel who present well being, health and wellness instruction for all ages on the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre and the Ferny Coombe Pool in Agassiz are vital to the well-being of the neighborhood.
“This is such an excellent win for each our native and our latest members,” mentioned Worthylake. “To be capable to give these staff the identical benefits, rights and liberties that our personal individuals have is large.”
Worthylake defined that the health and recreation instructors needed to re-sign their contracts with the District each three months. “They had no job safety or protections,” she mentioned. “To have them are available in beneath the identical contract as our union members–that they’re already working beside–is healthier throughout.”
CUPE 458 additionally represents greater than 500 members who’re municipal staff offering providers to the District of Kent, District of Hope, Hope Recreation, Fraser Valley Regional District, Cultus Lake Parks Board, City of Chilliwack, and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs.