Strike Drags on in Kitimat
Kitimat, B.C. – Still no end in sight to the labour dispute in Kitimat.
According to Unifor, the first round of mediation broke down on April 20, after just three days at the bargaining table.
In a letter to its members, the Unifor Local 2300 Bargaining Committee, said the talks were moving “backwards.”
As a result of the breakdown, the union has requested financial assistance from Unifor locals across the country.
Meanwhile in a letter to the union on Friday (May 1), the District’s legal counsel and lead bargainer Adriana Wills, expressed her willingness to meet with the union “with a view to concluding a new Collective Agreement.”
The strike is now in its 10th week, putting 127 union members out of work.
The labour disruption has closed both arenas in the district and its swimming pool. It has also closed Radley Park and Hirsch Creek Park for camping and hiking.