Following five days of mediation, and a strong strike vote, workers reached a tentative agreement with Protrans BC.
Vancouver (10 Feb. 2015) — Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) who work on the Canada Line have reached a tentative agreement with Protrans BC. The settlement follows five days of mediation at the Labour Relations Board.
Tentative collective agreement reached at Protrans BC
Details of the tentative agreement will be presented to members, and ratification meetings will be held once dates and locations are confirmed.
The BCGEU/NUPGE represents about 150 workers at the Canada Line, which is privately operated by Protrans BC, and owned by SNC-Lavalin. In December 2014, Canada Line workers voted 99 per cent in favour of strike action in the event that negotiations failed.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE