Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 19, 2014 14:20 ET

Castlegar workers launch overtime ban

CASTLEGAR, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2014) - Castlegar city workers have instituted a ban on overtime work in an effort to restart stalled contract talks. CUPE Local 2262 served 72-hour strike notice with the BC Labour Board last Friday.

The job action follows a membership meeting of the local on Monday night. The 34 CUPE 2262 members have been without a contract since February 2013. This is the first time in 60 years that the union has been forced to a strike in its contract negotiations with the City of Castlegar.

Outstanding issues are a modest wage increase in line with other municipal settlements in the Kootenays and standard job security language.

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