East Kootenay highways workers overwhelmingly endorse strike action | National Union of Public and General Employees

East Kootenay highways workers overwhelmingly endorse strike action

Strike vote was taken over two days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.

Vancouver (24 Aug. 2012) - B.C. Government and General Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) members working for Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting Limited Partnership have overwhelmingly voted to endorse strike action in support of their bargaining committee’s efforts to reach a collective agreement.

The vote was 97 per cent in favour.

“Our members have given their bargaining committee the strong strike mandate it needs. That should send a clear message to the employer that these members are prepared to stand up for a fair and reasonable settlement,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.

The strike vote was taken over 2 days, August 20 and 21, 2012, after the employer served 72 hour lockout notice to the union.

The members were locked out by the employer on Sunday August 19th, at 3:15 p.m., and remain locked out, while bargaining is scheduled to commence on Monday, August 27, 2012.

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