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B.C. Government workers to strike on Monday

More government worksites struck to bring pressure on government to negotiate a new collective agreement.

sign with the words ON STRIKEVancouver (17 Aug. 2012) - B.C. government workers in Prince George, Cranbrook, Nelson, Dawson Creek and Burns Lake will strike on Monday, August 20, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) announced today.

The union has issued a strike notice to the B.C. Labour Relations Board.

The strike will affect the following worksites: 

Prince George: Plaza 400; 1011 – 4th Avenue, V2L 1R4
1044 Fifth Avenue, V2L 5G4
265 workers - Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and Ministry of Transportation

Cranbrook: 1902 Theatre Road, V1C 7G1
50 members - FrontCounter BC, Ministry of Forests

Nelson: 1907 Ridgewood Dr., V1L 6K1
50 members - Ministry of Forests

Dawson Creek: 9000 – 17th Street, V1G 4A4
50 members - Ministry of Forests

Burns Lake: 185 Yellowhead Hwy., V0J 1E0
46 members - Ministry of Forests

This is the third BCGEU/NUPGE job action this summer in support of the union’s proposals to achieve a new collective agreement with the provincial government.

On July 3, BCGEU/NUPGE members picketed three Liquor Distribution Branch sites in Vancouver, Victoria and Kamloops. On August 7, the union took strike action at Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations and Ministry of Labour, Agriculture, Health and Environment in Surrey, Kelowna, Campbell River and 100 Mile House.

Please watch the union website home page for the latest information.

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