EDMONTON, AB — Janitors at the University of Alberta
have cleaned up problems with their employer over unpaid overtime and their desire to form a union, according to CHQT-AM
The Service Employees International Union
(SEIU) said it has reached a first contract with Bee-Clean Building Maintenance
to represent janitors who work at the university, the article stated.
Merryn Edwards, a union spokeswoman, said the contract has been ratified and all issues regarding unpaid overtime and unfair labor practices have been addressed in the agreement.
According to the article, 82 of the janitors have received their overtime pay and the province is trying to locate the remaining 40, who may have left the country.
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