Royal Roads CUPE members favour strike

Members of the Local 3886 plan informative picket for today (Oct. 4) around lunchtime

CUPE workers at Royals Roads University voted 96 per cent in favour of strike action last week.

“Our members want a fair wage increase and reasonable job security and inflation protection,” said CUPE Local 3886 president Paul Allison.

The 62 members of the union local include gardeners, tradespeople, maintenance and custodial workers. Allison says the motion to take a strike vote passed unanimously. The union must still serve 72-hour strike notice to the B.C. Labour Relations Board before launching job action.

“The discussions are still at a fairly preliminary stage,” said Paul Corns, associate vice president community relations at Royal Roads. “We’re due to meet this week.”

 

This week CUPE members around the province are taking job action. While the local members are not in a position to strike, they scheduled an informational picket line for midday yesterday (Oct. 5).

 

 

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