Transit union eyes strike vote

Despite looming strike action, union remains optimistic on agreement with B.C. Transit

  • Sep. 12, 2012 7:00 a.m.

The union representing Greater Victoria transit operators, skilled trades and maintenance workers is holding a strike vote today (Sept. 12), after negotiations with B.C. Transit broke off last week.

Despite the looming strike action, CAW Local 333 president Ben Williams remains optimistic an agreement can be reached before the current workers’ contract expires March 31.

“We will not be serving 72-hour strike notice before returning to talks with B.C. Transit and hope we can reach a new contract without taking any form of job action,” Williams said in a statement, adding bargaining meetings are set for later this month and in October.

B.C. Transit and the union are still at odds on wages, contracting out issues and collective agreement language, Williams said.

There are 650 union members employed by B.C. Transit in the Capital Region.

 

 

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