Metro Vancouver transit workers to vote on strike
Metro Vancouver transit workers have set a date for a strike vote.
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:50PM PDT
VANCOUVER - Metro Vancouver transit workers have set a date for a strike vote.
Two unions representing 4,700 transit operators, skilled trade workers and support staff will take a strike vote on April 28.
Negotiations between the unions and Coast Mountain Bus Company, which is part of TransLink, began Feb. 17 and broke down April 6.
Unifor Local 111 president Nathan Woods says the main issues for workers are wages, benefits and working conditions.
Woods says the union hopes calling a strike vote will bring the company back to the bargaining table.
Coast Mountain Bus Company says in a statement that the company still wants to reach an accepted negotiated settlement.