January 15, 2011

Canada Line workers ready to strike if necessary

BCGEU members hoping mediation efforts will help with a first collective agreement without having to walk off the job.

Vancouver (14 Jan. 2011) - Members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU/NUPGE) who work for ProTrans, the operator of the Canada Line, have voted 95% in favour of a strike to back their bargaining committee if necessary to negotiate a fair contract.

The vote sends a strong message that Canada Line workers are serious about getting a first collective agreement with the company.

The union plans to apply for mediation services to assist with the talks before making any decision on job action. Regular updates will be posted on the BCGEU website.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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