Powell River library workers vote to strike, plan to file for mediation

Powell River – CUPE 798 members working at the Powell River Public Library passed a strike vote with a near unanimous vote at a meeting held Thursday. The two parties have been in negotiations for more than a year to replace the last collective agreement, which expired in December 2017. The vote was called after the two parties reached an impasse in early February.


Art Gallery workers strike over concessions and wages

Gallery workers walk off the job in response to employer efforts to force a vote on rejected last offer
VANCOUVER – After rejecting the employer’s final offer Friday, workers at the Vancouver Art Gallery are walking off the job. The union served strike notice on Monday, January 28 but continued to bargain through the week in hopes of reaching a negotiated settlement.


CUPE 15 issues 72-hour strike notice to Vancouver Art Gallery

Union vows to fight concessions and two-tier proposals
BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 15, has served 72-hour strike notice on behalf of the more than 200 workers at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The union issued strike notice on January 28 in response to Gallery managers’ refusal to move from significant concession demands.