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    :: Monday, March 06, 2006 ::

    Provincial Government workers vote 80% in favour of strike to back contract demands - BCGEU News Release
    “Clearly, our members reject the government’s wage offer that doesn’t make up for two years of wage freezes, let alone keep pace with the future cost of living increases. They reject the government’s demands for more privatization and contracting out of their work. They reject the government’s attempts to weaken, not strengthen, their employment security. They’ve said, loud and clear, that they deserve better in this round of bargaining and are prepared to fight for it.”

    Heyman said the union is still intent on negotiating a tentative agreement by the contract’s expiry on March 31, and will remain at the table as long as progress is made.
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