May 17, 2000, Burns Lake, B.C. The nine (9) members of CUPE Local 2062, outside workers (Village of Burns Lake) yesterday filed for mediation to help resolve a bargaining impasse reached between CUPE members and the Village of Burns Lake.
At issue in the labour relations impasse are concession demands from the Employer.
“There used to be excellent relations between CUPE and management in this community,” said Bernie Schneider, CUPE National Representative, “but the Mayor and Council seem to be condoning a confrontational style of negotiation and labour relations that is looking to make workers lives miserable. We believe that mediation may help to mitigate the problems with this new style but elected officials should keep an eye on the situation.”
Bernie Schneider, National Representative