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VANCOUVER – The BC Labour Relations Board has dismissed an application by CUPE to prevent the City of Vancouver from forcing its workers to vote on a final offer.

The LRB decision, written by associate chair Michael Fleming, was announced late this afternoon.

CUPE is disappointed that such a quick decision on such an important matter was without even a formal labour board hearing,” said CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill.

Of course, we remain focussed on getting a fair collective agreement that addresses important issues for our members.”

Also late today, the City of Vancouver contacted CUPE 1004 requesting that the union return to the bargaining table.

I have informed the City that we are willing to meet at the table any time to negotiate a fair deal for our members,” CUPE 1004 president Mike Jackson said in response.

In addition to a fair wage increase for all members, said Jackson, the union is seeking wage adjustments for positions in the trades, improvements for temporary full-time workers, and progress on various other issues.


Contacts: Barry O’Neill, CUPE BC president: (604) 340-6768  
Mike Jackson, CUPE 1004 president: (778) 908-8070