Friday, August 31, 2007

City Responds to CUPE August 31

It seems Vancouver's civic strike will drag on a lot longer.
Aug, 31 2007 - 4:40 PM

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - It seems Vancouver’s civic strike will drag on a lot longer with the city and Cupe local 15 representing inside workers far apart.

The city today responding to a Cupe counter-offer made Monday.

In its scathing response to the union is a letter from city manager Judy Rogers...a copy of it has been obtained by CKNW.

Rogers says she is "concerned that personal and political attacks are increasingly dominating Cupe's public commentary" and that Cupe's counter offer is "unacceptable."

Both sides are far apart on issues of job security and Olympic staffing issues.

The city concludes by saying they aren't convinced that negotiations or even mediation would be successful at this time...which means the picket lines will be up for even longer.

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