News

BCGEU to go on strike at Douglas College

Douglas College has cancelled classes at its New Westminster campus for Wednesday due to a job action by its support staff.

The B.C. Government Employees Union (BCGEU) announced Tuesday it would be going on strike from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Pickets will be along Royal Avenue and on Eighth Street.

There are 275 Douglas College support staff represented by the BCGEU at the New West campus. On Nov. 2, Douglas College support staff voted 77 per cent in support of strike action. They have been without a contract since June 30, 2010.

Classes will resume on Thursday.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. cities demand greater oil pipeline scrutiny, safety
 
Kelvin dad to run for school trustee
 
Forseth gets Conservative nod in New West
Herring family lore includes madness and murder
 
Three hurt in dramatic Surrey truck accident
 
Teen charged after dramatic crash with Surrey mower
Surveillance on White Rock agenda
 
Langley RCMP seek home invasion suspects
 
Compost plant environmentally friendly: GE Group

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event