24 Feb 2011

Canadian drivers vote for strike action

British Columbia, Canada
Kamloops transit and HandiDart drivers have voted overwhelmingly – 98% – in favour of striking. The 114 drivers are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers Union. National President Mike Byrne say with the way the runs are set up, and the split shifts they work, drivers are under a lot of pressure – and they took it personally when the employer offered no pay increase. The drivers and office workers can issue 72-hour strike notice any time within the next 90 days.

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