Emergency dispatchers in Vancouver have rejected the final offer from E-Comm, the Lower Mainlands troubled emergency call centre, and will continue their year-old strike.
The offer was rejected by 145 votes to none with two spoiled ballots.
This rejection sends a strong message to the employer, said CUPE 873 spokesperson Meena Cheema. The vote results speak volumes about the instability of E-Comm.
The employer has had 18 months to resolve this dispute, Cheema added. Now we invite E-Comm to join with CUPE and call on the government to appoint an industrial inquiry commission.
The strike began in September 2000. The emergency dispatchers have been without a collective agreement for more than 600 days.