BCGEU issues STRIKE NOTICE, Government workers to strike on Monday

August 17, 2012

B.C. Government workers in Prince George, Cranbrook, Nelson, Dawson Creek and Burns Lake will strike on Monday, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) announced today.

The BCGEU has issued a strike notice to the B.C. Labour Relations Board.

BCGEU members who work for the B.C. government will go on strike on Monday, August 20, 2012 during operating hours at the following worksites:

Prince George: Plaza 400; 1011 – 4th Avenue, V2L 1R4 and 1044 Fifth Avenue, V2L 5G4 worksite. 

265 members - Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Service BC.

Cranbrook: 1902 Theatre Road, V1C 7G1. 

50 members - FrontCounterBC, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

Nelson: 1907 Ridgewood Dr., V1L 6K1. 

50 members - Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

Dawson Creek: 9000 – 17th Street, V1G 4A4. 

50 members - Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

Burns Lake: 185 Yellowhead Hwy., V0J 1E0. 

46 members - Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations.

BCGEU members are striking for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. This is the third BCGEU job action this summer in support of the union’s proposals to achieve a new collective agreement with the B.C. Government.

On July 3, BCGEU members picketed three Liquor Distribution Branch sites in Vancouver, Victoria and Kamloops. On August 7, the union took strike action at Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations and Ministry of Labour, Agriculture, Health and Environment in Surrey, Kelowna, Campbell River and 100 Mile House.

Please watch the BCGEU web site home page for the latest information.

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