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Labour Day weekend strike averted at Victoria Clipper ferry service

Deal reached with Unifor
A Victoria Clipper ferry service boat. (Black Press Media file photo)

Labour Day weekend travellers can breathe a little easier after a strike was averted after the bargaining committees of Unifor Local 114 and the Victoria Clipper ferry signed a tentative agreement.

“Congratulations to the bargaining committee and the members who mobilized quickly to get the word out on both sides of the border about their struggle for a fair contract,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor western regional director, in a statement.

Details of the agreement will be available upon ratification of the contract. A vote is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Unifor Local 114 represents 25 workers at the Victoria side of the Clipper’s workforce in customer service, ticketing, baggage handling and docking.

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Chris Campbell

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I joined the Victoria News hub as an editor in 2023, bringing with me over 30 years of experience from community newspapers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
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