Strike vote was taken over two days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.
Union asks Labour Relations Board to rule lockout illegal.
More government worksites struck to bring pressure on government to negotiate a new collective agreement.
Health workers looking for more movement from employers when bargaining resumes.
The union chose to conduct strike action at these work sites to back demands for a fair and reasonable agreement with the B.C. Government and to support BCGEU/NUPGE members’ wage proposal.
This will be the second job action this summer in support of proposals for a new contract with the B.C. Government.
Over 25,000 people have signed the petition asking for the LBD to remain public. Opposition to the privatization is broad-based and includes the media, brewers, distillers, bar and restaurant owners, local government and the general public.
Members in General Services have voted 85 per cent in favour of strike action. Members in Community Living Services voted 90 per cent in favour.
Corrections officers holding rally to bring attention to serious issues affecting working conditions.
BCGEU/NUPGE thanks the community for its strong support of the workers during the lockout.