CUPE 15 members who voted NO believe they will soon be out of a job or the ability to advance has been blocked. Others wish that the margin of support was not so large.
Hard core 1004 members are frustrated both with their membership, 57.5% voted YES, and with CUPE 15 members. Rumors abound of 1004 pickets at City Hall, Rinks and Community Centres tomorrow.
It's also rumoured that CUPE 391 members will picket City Hall. No one knows what will happen at Community Centres with libraries. RUMOUR DEBUNKED by SPARKTIKUS
spartikus said...CUPE 15 staff have been instructed to go to work Thursday and see what awaits them.
If a picket is set up at non-1004 work sites the City will certainly be filing court injunctions to define exactly where pickets can be established.
For customers - don't expect public facilities to be ready for a couple of days, if not weeks. Pools, community centres, rinks all need work. Rinks need ice, pools need cleaning and community centres require access to computers.
The entire computer network password system will have to be reset. Refunds, registration will not be possible until the City/ Park's computer network is up, running and accessible.
BCTV, however, did report this evening that the city is hoping that Community Centres will be operational for drop in programs Friday. I wouldn't bet on that given the lack of hot water or heat in the facilities. I still think Saturday is a realistic option.
Facilities staffed by inside workers expected to open this weekend
VANCOUVER - It's back to business at the pools, community centres and theatres that have been shut down by Vancouver's civic strike for nearly three months.
Now that the city has voted in favour of the deal from mediator Brian Foley, facilities staffed by inside workers are expected to open by Saturday.
There are fears outside workers, who shot down their own deal, may try to block some of the re-openings. But the city warns it will go straight to the Labour Relations Board if pickets go up anywhere they shouldn't.
Talks involving the two remaining union locals are also expected to resume soon.