Transit- Victoria transit workers threaten Jan. 22 shutdown to back contract demands- Times Colonist

Posted: January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Jan. 7, 2013

VICTORIA – Victoria-area commuters have just over two weeks to consider their options, if they rely on transit to get to work.

The Canadian Auto Workers Union local 333 says it will shut down the transit system across Greater Victoria on Jan. 22 for a full-scale, one-day walkout.

The local has announced that its 650 bus drivers, mechanics, maintenance and other workers will stage the job action to back demands for a new contract.

Local president Ben Williams says repeated attempts to reach a new contract with BC Transit have failed, and an overtime ban imposed last October has not broken the impasse.

He says if the one-day strike doesn’t force some movement, the Jan. 22 walkout will become the first step in escalating job action.

Negotiations have stalled over several issues, including the use of smaller commuter buses around Greater Victoria.

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-transit-workers-threaten-jan-22-shutdown-to-back-contract-demands-1.41329

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s