Support Strong During September 18 Strike
September 20, 2012
On Tuesday, September 18 ICBC staff at 55 claims centres and related locations took to the picket lines to stand up for a fair contract. We heard from members across the province about the warm public reception. As union staff and electeds went from site to site, they heard lots of horns honking in support and saw passersby willing to have real discussions about our issues.
- “Just wanted to say that we had a very positive response from the public today on the morning picket shift in Maple Ridge! Lots of honks and waves, no negative comments at all. Felt it went very well for staff and would do it again as needed. Thanks,” emailed in one member.
- “It was a great day on the picket lines with lots of support and enthusiasm,” wrote a member in Burnaby.
- “What a great day yesterday, overwhelming community support. No negative comments,” said our picket captain in Port Alberni, who also noted their four members on the line in the morning had between them 139 years of ICBC experience.