After twenty-two weeks on strike, caretakers with the Capital Region Housing Corporation in Victoria, B.C. have an agreement.
In a mediated settlement, the members of Local 1978 have won improvements in their wages and housing subsidies. But most important, they now have designated hours of work. Management had required that they be on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
The 16 caretakers had been on strike since April 29 and were joined on the picket line by 10 inside workers with the Corporation.