Sumary of Amazon faces labour battle in Canada as Teamsters file for vote at Alberta fulfilment centre:
- Breadcrumb Trail Links FP Work Filing comes just a day after Amazon announced plans to hire 15,000 new full- and part-time workers and hike pay Author of the article: Kelsey Rolfe Publishing date: Sep 14, 2021 • 3 minutes ago • 5 minute read • 15 Comments Amazon’s warehouse in Nisku, Alta.
- com Inc. could be facing its first unionization battle in Canada after a Teamsters local filed for a union vote for workers at the e-commerce giant’s fulfilment centre near Edmonton.
- Article content If the Alberta Labour Relations Board verifies application, all workers at the YEG 1 fulfilment centre in Nisku, Alta.
- , who were employed as of Monday will be able to vote on joining the union.
- “We are confident that we have enough support from Amazon workers and that the request will be approved,” said Christopher Monette, director of public affairs for Teamsters Canada, in an interview.
- Monette added that “hundreds” of workers at Nisku contacted the union and signed petitions for union representation.
- In order to have a union vote filing approved in Alberta, the union must demonstrate 40 per cent of workers at a given job site have signed a petition for union representation.
- The Alberta application comes after Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama voted overwhelmingly against unionizing in April.