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Joint Bargaining Bulletin #7

04/28/2016

JOINT BARGAINING BULLETIN #7
98% VOTE YES TO STRIKE ACTION IF REQUIRED

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

We have counted the strike vote ballots from the vote held on April 28, 2016 and are pleased to report that the Unifor members at Coast Mountain Bus Company have voted 98% in favour of strike action if necessary.

We believe that the Company should take immediate notice of these results and realize that the members are solidly behind their elected Bargaining Committee as we seek a fair and reasonable collective agreement.

In addition, the concessions should be removed and the Company should get serious about dealing with ALL of the key issues, including working conditions, benefits, and wages.

We are set to meet with the Company for further collective bargaining on May 9th and again on May 24th if required. A strike vote is legal for 90 days under the BC Labour Relations Code.

We would like to thank all the Unifor members from both locals who came out to vote. Your elected Bargaining Committee will continue to work hard on a tentative agreement which meets the needs of the membership with the strong mandate you have given us.

Please contact a member of the Bargaining Committee if you have any questions or concerns. We will keep you updated as we continue collective bargaining with your strong and united support.

In solidarity,

The Joint Unifor Bargaining Committee Local 111 & 2200
Nathan Woods, Unifor Local 111, Bargaining Chair
Bruce Murray, Unifor Local 111, Bargaining Committee
Gary Kong, Unifor Local 111, Bargaining Committee
Jatinderpal Brar, Unifor Local 111, Bargaining Committee
Mike Smith, Unifor Local 2200, Bargaining Chair
Rick Yelland, Unifor Local 2200, Bargaining Committee
Travis Harrison, Unifor Local 2200, Bargaining Committee
Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor BC Area Director

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