The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Yukon Employees’ Union would like to give a warm welcome to their newest members joining from Takhini Transport in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Takhini Transport’s 70 members are an integral part of the PSAC’s membership, ensuring hundreds of children get to school in Whitehorse and back home safely every day, as well as diligently working on a variety of shuttling and busing contracts.
The organizing team launched a smooth and seamless campaign, achieving certification on June 11, 2014.
The employees, including administrative staff & school bus drivers, approached YEU wishing to unionize. Their interest in certification stemmed from a desire to ensure passenger safety, improve workplace Health & Safety practices and establish consistent administrative procedures.
Takhini’s members sent a clear message to their employer – that they want a fair and safe work environement that is free of harassment and discrimination.
“I’d like to thank each and every member of Takhini Transport and their organizing team for their hard work and dedication throughout this campaign, and I look forward to working with closely with our newest members in the future,” said Jack Bourassa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President for the North.
Takhini Transport staff will now select their bargaining team and work towards forming their first collective bargaining agreement.