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CUPE continues to organize workers to improve their working and earning conditions, despite recent gloomy economic news.

In Toronto, 33 workers from Jewish Immigrant Aid Services (JIAS) of Canada joined CUPE last week. These new members from JIAS include language instructors who teach ESL to new Canadians and childminders who provide child care services while their parents are in classes at JIAS. They will be part of CUPE 4400.

While in Rainy River, four Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) from Rainy River District School Board joined CUPE 65.

“In tough economic times, more and more workers see the benefit of joining CUPE,” said Debbie Oldfield, CUPE organizing representative. “Workers are well aware of CUPE’s commitment to advance workers’ rights and this helps our organizing efforts. We welcome our new members and will help them achieve their goals for an improved work environment.”