Camosun employees hold strike vote

Just as the University of Victoria solved its labour woes, Camosun College now faces a possible strike.

Just as the University of Victoria solves its labour woes, Camosun College now faces a possible strike.

The union representing more than 600 non-teaching workers at Camosun will take a strike vote Saturday (Nov. 10) in the wake of stalled contract talks.

CUPE Local 2081 says the provincial government is the reason negotiations haven’t moved forward in the last two years.

“We aren’t asking for anything that isn’t already out there. We just want a fair and reasonable agreement. The employers know this – the problem is that the government has stalled the process,” Ian McLean, CUPE’s B.C. Colleges co-ordinator, said in a release posted to the local’s website.

The main focus of the bargaining has been a “fair and reasonable wage increase,” the release reads.

CUPE 2081 represents maintenance, grounds, custodial, front line, clerical, secretarial, bookstore, library, instructional assistants, admin support, cafeteria, trades, sports and recreation staff at Camosun.

The union’s contract expired June 30, 2010.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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