Amazon workers at B.C. location voting on unionization

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Workers at the Amazon facility in Delta, B.C., can vote this week to join Canada’s largest union in the private sector after the B.C. Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) reviewed Unifor’s application on May 27.

After hundreds of workers at the facility signed confidential union cards, Unifor made an application to the BCLRB to certify the unit. Following a hearing yesterday, the board issued an order for a confidential vote.

Voting began at 3 p.m. May 28 and will continue until 12 p.m. May 31. A simple majority of votes cast will make Unifor their official bargaining representative.

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

Workers at an Amazon facility first formed a union in April 2022 at the “JFK8” distribution centre on Staten Island, N.Y., and were joined recently by workers at the “DXT4” warehouse in Laval, Que.