Campbell River Mirror

One day strike at adult care facility

Striking members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1518 shut down the Campbell River Adult Care Society day care centre on Larwood Road with a one-day strike over wages and benefits. From left: program workers Sarah Yasinski and Andrea Marshall and cook Cheryle Robinson. - Brian Kieran/The Mirror
Striking members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1518 shut down the Campbell River Adult Care Society day care centre on Larwood Road with a one-day strike over wages and benefits. From left: program workers Sarah Yasinski and Andrea Marshall and cook Cheryle Robinson.
— image credit: Brian Kieran/The Mirror

The Campbell River and District Adult Care Society on Larwood Road in Willow Point was behind a picket line Friday as members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 1518 raised the stakes in their dispute over wages and benefits.

The rotating job action was moving to the Richmond Kinsmen Adult Day Care today, Wednesday.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union is part of the Community Bargaining Association which has been unable to make any progress so far in negotiations with the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia.

“The ongoing limited job action in Community Health is sending a clear message to the government that we are standing up for a fair deal,” says Monica Staff, United Food and Commercial Workers Union  Local 1518 Director of Health Care.

“The CBA has a strong strike mandate backing members’ demands for a fair deal, and they will continue working hard on behalf of members to ensure a fair and reasonable wage offer for its 14,000 members who have been at the bargaining table since January,” the union spokeswoman says.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

The Trews to put a fresh spin on some old favourites at Tidemark
 
Police give the straight goods on roundabouts
 
For House, 9th pipeline bill may be the charm
Victoria Royals unable to hold off Kelowna Rockets
 
Past, present and future
 
Looking Back November 19
Hupacasath raises flag
 
A Green Party in Parksville
 
Red Nose offers Nanaimo drivers safe ride home

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.