BCGEU members at Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA) of British Columbia have overwhelmingly approved a strike vote, with 98% of votes cast in favour. One hundred and seven members cast a strike vote ballot, and 105 voted in favour. Two key issues remain unresolved: vacation scheduling and wages. LTSA services are the backbone of the real estate and property business in British Columbia.
“This result speaks for itself. The BCGEU has the quasi-unanimous backing of Land Title and Survey members in bargaining discussions with the employer,” says BCGEU President Darryl Walker.
BCGEU members at LTSA have been in negotiations for a renewed collective agreement since September 2010, but talks broke down in mid-December 2010. The employer walked away from the table saying that discussions had reached deadlock.
“Our hope is that the employer will now re-engage in productive bargaining discussions. We look forward to resolving this impasse,” says Walker.
The Land Title and Survey Authority of BC is a statutory corporation responsible for managing the land title and survey systems throughout the province. Its services are provided primarily to lawyers, notaries public, land surveyors, registry agents and other real estate professionals.
One hundred and sixteen BCGEU members work at LTSA in three offices located in New Westminster, Kamloops, and Victoria.