BCNU Employees Accept Contract, Strike Ends
November 24, 2016
Striking BC Nurses’ Union employees have voted to accept a mediated agreement and end job action. MoveUP, the Movement of United Professionals represents the approximately 60 BCNU employees.
The strike began in July and stretched out over 126 days. MoveUP’s members were fighting against cuts to their sick, medical and family leave. In addition to defending those rights, MoveUP’s members secured wage increases, a better process for employees with small children to request a reduced work week and the option for post-retirement benefits.
“I’m incredibly proud of the strength and determination of our members,” said MoveUP president David Black. “It was a tough fight but they stood up for themselves and won.”
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