By the time the weekend was over, hundreds of people had come by and expressed their support.
Brewery workers sent clear message to employer after turning down first agreement with 95% strike vote.
Group says sectoral bargaining needed to make improvements.
They could be on the picket line as soon as Saturday July 8, and have invited the community to join them throughout the summer for what they are calling Solidarity Saturdays.
“We’ve won big raises: $1.20 for everyone retroactive to the beginning of the month, and $1.10 next year,” said Elsa Paulino
The 46 members will see numerous improvements in the three-year agreement.
First Central Bargaining Contract Negotiations to win much needed improvements – cost of living wage increases, improved benefits, a pension plan, better health & safety measures, and job security!
The BC government announced that the minimum wage will be increasing to $16.75 per hour. SEIU Local 2 member Marissa Iacobucci was invited to speak at the event.
“I’m hoping other guards will follow our example and fight for the respect they deserve,” said security guard Allison Easey.
After over 450 Bee Clean Building Maintenance janitors unionize at the end of 2022, cleaners at Okanagan Correctional Centre follow in their footsteps.