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UFCW: Restaurant workers vote for union amid harassment controversy


WINNIPEG – Employees at a location of a Winnipeg restaurant chain that’s come under fire over harassment allegations have voted to unionize.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union says in a news release that workers from the Stella’s on Osborne Street voted on Thursday to join Local 832.

The local will represent 29 servers, dishwashers, cooks, hosts and baristas who work at the restaurant.

In November, a campaign to highlight working conditions at the restaurant chain surfaced on Instagram.

It prompted Stella’s to take a number of steps, including a review of human resource policies. On Saturday, Stella’s owners said a second manager had been fired in the fallout of the campaign.

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