Tuesday, August 14, 2007

White Rock Settles - 10:15pm

“So far this year CUPE has negotiated 946 agreements with employers across Canada, over 99 per cent of which were reached without a labour disruption. White Rock is the 947th,” says CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill.

“Yet another civic settlement in the Lower Mainland makes it obvious that something more than the garbage stinks in Vancouver. The public must be asking, why have there been three labour disputes in the City of Vancouver since 1997?” says O’Neill. “And all of them under the same NPA-dominated council.”

CUPE 402-01 represents 90 inside, outside, and RCMP office staff at the City of White Rock.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If all the strikes are happening vs. the NPA, could it be because CUPE has a political agenda?

Picket Boy said...

I have no doubt that there is a political agenda behind CUPE's actions. Donalda Greenwell Baker sits both on the CUPE 15 and COPE executive.

The quote I cited was from Barry O'Neil, CUPE BC President.

Historically, the longest strike was in 1981 when COPE Mayor Mike Harcourt held the office. The large pile of garbage which grew in Robson Square was the impetus for privatizing garbage pick up downtown.