“Seven jobs are on the line in this community and so is top quality service and the best price for the best job,” says Bruce Wormald, president of Local 402-01, White Rock civic workers.
Virtually every member of the sub-local has been active in the fight to fend off a take over of public garbage and recycling services in this small BC retirement community that hugs the border with Washington state.
The local’s efforts to keep the jobs and services public have paid off in round one. Telephone trees, personal contacts, lobbying and a couple of ads helped the local convince White Rock’s elected officials to slow down the process and take a closer look at the figures.
“The big night for us,” says Wormald “is November 16, when City Council is slated to make its final decision. All the facts and figures point to keeping this service public. Every member who works in White Rock will focus on ensuring the public and politicians are aware of the facts leading up to voting day.”