Amazon workers in Delta, B.C. to hold unionization vote

Amazon workers at a facility in Delta, B.C., have been given the go-ahead to vote on unionizing through Unifor.

The union said the B.C. Labour Relations Board has ordered a confidential vote on the unionization drive this week.

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Quebec’s labour tribunal gives green light to Amazon union

The board issued the order after hundreds of workers signed union cards, and Unifor applied to the body to certify the unit.

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“Thousands of warehouse workers across Canada are already represented by Unifor and enjoy the higher wages, extended benefits, and job security of a union,” Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle said in a media release.

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“Workers at Amazon deserve a union.”

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Amazon Canada workers look to unionize

Amazon workers first unionized at a distribution centre on Staten Island in New York, and were joined in Canada recently by workers at a warehouse in Laval, Que.

The Delta facility unionization vote will be held between Tuesday afternoon and Friday, with a simple majority required for approval.

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