In a live press conference from Unifor’s headquarters, Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle announced a full strike as the next phase of job action.
The strike vote comes after the BC Rapid Transit Company rejected the latest proposal by Canadian Union of Public Employees 7000, the SkyTrain workers’ union, for new collective bargaining dates.
A judge from the BC Human Rights Tribunal has issued a verdict denying UBC’s application to dismiss a case involving employment discrimination on the basis of sex because the employee was pregnant.
Unifor rejected the offer, asking for higher wages. But CMBC claims their proposal is more competitive than that of most public sector employees.
The current mathematics building and the mathematics annex were built in 1925 as semi-permanent structures.
While the parties have agreed to return to negotiations, Unifor stated that inaction from CMBC could lead to further job action by the end of the week in the form of more overtime bans.
In a decision released on November 5, BC Court of Appeals Judge Susan Griffin ruled that Defendant AB — whose name is protected by a publication ban — can appeal an August decision that would require her to disclose all correspondence used to back up her affidavit against Galloway’s suit.
On Wednesday night, AMS Council voted in favour of deconstituting the IFC as an AMS club after a review found it was non-compliant with AMS code.
Transit workers including bus and SeaBus drivers will refuse to wear CMBC uniforms on their routes and CMBC maintenance workers will refuse to work overtime shifts.
UBC has cancelled the free flu vaccination clinics that were scheduled for October 30 and 31 “due to a nationwide shortage in this year’s flu vaccine.”
According to a media release by Unifor, the strike action will take effect if the parties fail to reach an agreement within 72 hours.
The strike vote comes after bargaining for a new collective agreement between Unifor, the union that represents more than 5,000 shuttle, SeaBus and maintenance workers, and Coast Mountain Bus Company, a TransLink subsidiary, broke off on October 3.
The last time transit workers went on strike was in 2001. The strike lasted for nearly four months and was resolved when the provincial government stepped in to force the striking employees back to work.
On September 23, PWIAS announced its investment strategy will ensure 60 per cent of the endowment that is normally allocated to direct investment in public shares is 100 per cent fossil fuel free.
Though it is officially managed by the Engineering Undergraduate Society, painting the Cairn has long been a campus tradition for groups looking to raise awareness for their causes.