FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REGINA – More than 200 construction workers representing 14 different trades have chosen CEP as their Union for the construction at the Mosaic Potash mine in Bell Plaine.
"Too often workers - especially in construction - don't see a win for unions but today is
different," said CEP’s Josh Coles. "It is a great endorsement by workers for unions and for the CEP in particular."
The workers, employed by JVDMSI at the potash mine site 50 kilometres west of Regina, voted in July in a vote conducted by the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. The ballot counting was delayed until today by legal challenges. Last week the board ruled that CEP could represent the workers and the ballots were counted.
The CEP already represents more than 9,000 workers in Saskatchewan. CEP represents
thousands of workers in construction in British Columbia and Alberta, specializing in “wall-to-wall” agreements on projects, creating better representation for all the workers on a site.
CEP represents more than 100,000 working people coast to coast in energy, paper,
telecommunications, graphical, media and construction.
For more information contact: Josh Coles, National Construction Strategy Coordinator at