BCGEU workers to go on strike Tuesday 0
The union representing 25,000 B.C. public workers announced strike action for Tuesday in four municipalities when 180 government ministry employees will walk off the job.
B.C. Government and Services Employees' Union president Darryl Walker said workers from labour, agriculture, health, environment and forests ministries will picket offices in Surrey, Kelowna, Campbell River and 100 Mile House.
The union argues it wants to get back to bargaining with the government, but seeks wage increases to meet inflation costs, among other requirements.
Walker said the union has proposed two initiatives to generate funds - opening government liquor stores on Sundays and asking court sheriffs to help write traffic tickets.