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Media Advisory - Unifor to make transit strike announcement

November 19, 2019 - 12:00 AM

November 19, 2019

NEW WESTMINSTER—A failure by the employer to make new offers at the bargaining table will push Unifor into the next phase of job action, to be announced on Wednesday morning.

Following the announcement, dozens of Unifor members from Coast Mountain Bus Company will receive strike training.

Members of the media are welcome to take footage of the training and speak with designated Unifor representatives about escalated job action.

WHAT: Strike escalation announcement and picket line preparation activities

WHO: Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle and members of Unifor Locals 111 and 2200

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. PT (opening remarks, access to activities will follow)

WHERE: First floor auditorium, Unifor Western Regional Office (326 12th Street, New Westminster)

Nearly 5,000 members of Unifor Locals 111 and 2200 have been taking legal job action since November 1, 2019.

For those who cannot attend in person, the news conference will be streamed live on Unifor Canada’s Facebook page: Facebook.com/uniforcanada

For media inquiries please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at ian.boyko@unifor.org or 778-903-6549 (cell).