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Media Advisory - Coast Mountain Bus Company workers conduct strike vote

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October 9, 2019 - 12:00 AM

October 9, 2019

VANCOUVER – Unifor Coast Mountain Bus Company members will conduct a strike vote on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

“This strike vote takes place following months of negotiations with Coast Mountain,” said Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle. “This is an opportunity for our members to voice their concerns and vote ahead of the resumption of negotiations with the company on October 15.”

  • WHAT:      Coast Mountain Bus Company members to conduct strike vote
  • WHERE:   Aria Banquet Hall, 12350 Pattullo Pl, Surrey, BC
  • WHEN:     Thursday October 10, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle available for interviews on site after 12:00 p.m.

Unifor represents more than 5,000 workers at Coast Mountain Bus Company, with Unifor Local 111 representing transit operators in conventional and community shuttle and Unifor Local 2200 representing maintenance and Seabus workers. 

If the majority of members vote in favour under the BC Labour Relations Code a strike mandate would be in effect for 90 days. Should it be required, the union will provide a 72-hour notice of strike action.  

For more information please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at  or 416-896-3303 (cell).