Employees of Finning in B.C. could strike starting Monday

first_imgEmployees of Finning Canada in British Columbia could go on strike as early as 2 p.m. Monday.Friday afternoon the IAMAW union served Finning Canada in B.C. with 72 strike notice. The union has been trying to negotiate a new contract which would cover wages and benefits, duration of the agreement, subcontracting language and pensions.According to post on the IAMAW website for British Columbia, the company proposed a four year agreement with wage increase of 2.75 per cent in the first year and 3 per cent, 3 per cent and 4 per cent in each subsequent year.- Advertisement -The union believes this is not enough considering the cost of living in B.C. has increased by 3.7 per cent over the last two years.In a post on the IAMAW website, the union states “As many will know, we have served Strike notice in previous negotiations and were able to use this pressure to reach a settlement with no labour disruption. That is our goal. We plan to do all we can to resolve these negotiations without a Strike.”If a strike happens, pick lines will go up at Finning locations in Tumbler Ridge, Fort St. John, and Fort Nelson along with other locations in B.C. Advertisementlast_img