Clean Harbors' 540 workers in Fort McMurray join the Teamsters Union...
LAVAL, QC, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Approximately 540 workers of
Clean Harbors Industrial Services in Fort McMurray have chosen the
Teamsters Union to represent them.
The organizing campaign launched in May by Teamsters Local Union 362 had
a happy ending last Friday when the Alberta Labour Relations Board
certified Teamsters following a majority vote in favour of the union.
"The workers made it very clear that they had had enough of their
employer's arbitrary decisions," said Richard Eichel, president of
Teamsters Local 362. "They want respect and an end to favouritism. I
think that's a perfectly legitimate request."
Teamsters will meet with the new members in the weeks ahead to find out
their demands before negotiating a first collective agreement on their
"I'd like to congratulate the members of Clean Harbors' organizing
committee for not being afraid to stand up for their rights," added the
union leader. "Their courage and drive made all the difference."
Clean Harbors provides hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal
services for refineries and other industrial companies.
The Teamsters Union represents 125,000 members in Canada in all trades.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada
is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
SOURCE: TEAMSTERS CANADA
For further information:
Stéphane Lacroix, Director of Communications, Teamsters Canada
Office: 450-682-5521 x236