Labour: Unionized city workers have asked the Labour Relations Board (LRB) to halt the City of Vancouver’s request to have workers vote on their final offer.
The union filed a submission to the LRB yesterday arguing the city bargained in bad faith by taking the vote directly to CUPE 15 members, thereby contravening the labour code, they said.
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“We believe they have acted very inappropriately,” said CUPE 15 President Paul Faoro. “The city needs to get to the table … to bargain.”
The union also claims the city is preventing its members from contacting them via e-mail by blocking access to the city e-mail system.
“This is shameful, the city is playing games instead of getting to an agreement,” said Faoro.
CUPE 15 is finalizing plans for essential service disruption following a 93.5 per cent vote in favour of strike action.