From lock-out threat to ratification

QUESNEL—CUPE 1050 members ratified a mediated agreement with the City of Quesnel yesterday. Both parties have agreed not to discuss details of the agreement, pending ratification. Council was expected to ratify the agreement when they met on Tuesday but they have asked for another week. “We’re waiting for the employer to finalize the process,” says […]

Union seeks answers on BC Assessment office closures

Cost savings unproven, 20 staff forced to relocate from Penticton and Vernon with few options PENTICTON—Nearly a year after the plan was first announced, BC Assessment has yet to answer key questions regarding the closure of its offices in Penticton and Vernon, effective this month, which has forced 20 staff to relocate to Kelowna while […]