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Sea to Sky transit negotiations resume after three-week standstill

Sea to Sky transit workers walked off the job on January 29, 2022 after two years of negotiations during which the employer and transit employees could not achieve a satisfactory deal. 

February 21, 2022   by CM Staff

Sea to Sky transit negotiations resume after three-week standstill. (CNW Group/Unifor)

WHISTLER — On the heels of Friday’s rally in the heart of Whistler Village, Unifor Local 114 and B.C. Transit’s third-party contractors will resume contract negotiations this week.

Unifor Local 114 and B.C. Transit’s third-party contractors will resume contract negotiations this week according to a statement from Unifor.

“Transit workers are eager to get back to serving passengers in the Sea to Sky corridor, but it’s up to B.C. Transit to present a fair offer for our members,” said Chris McDonald, Assistant to the Unifor National President in a statement.

“The region’s skyrocketing housing costs and record inflation have raised the stakes for workers. Our next contract must reflect that.”

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Sea to Sky transit workers walked off the job on January 29, 2022 after two years of negotiations during which the employer and transit employees could not achieve a satisfactory deal.

On Feb. 18, transit workers and supporters participated in a rally and a march through Whistler Village.

“Friday’s rally is a sign of things to come in Whistler Village if B.C. Transit doesn’t take negotiations seriously,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director in a statement.

“Mayors, the province, and the employer need to recognize that it’s not business as usual at Whistler Blackcomb without affordable, reliable public transit.”