VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Support staff at Douglas College are
going on strike on Wednesday November 14, 2012 in support of a fair and
All classes and activities at the New Westminster campus for the day
have been cancelled and will resume Thursday, November 15th.
"Douglas College support staff deserve a fair and reasonable deal," said
BCGEU President Darryl Walker. "The monetary offer on the table at
Douglas College is half what support staff at other post secondary
institutions such as UBC and SFU have settled for. That's unfair and
it's not right."
There are 304 Douglas College support staff represented by the
BCGEU. They work at registration, in IT services, as library
assistants, at the bookstore, in student services, and offer financial
aid to students.
Douglas College is the seventh largest post secondary institution in
British Columbia, with 4,700 full-time and 10,000 part-time students.
Pickets will be along the Royal Avenue side and the 8th Street side of
the New Westminster campus building.
On November 2nd, Douglas College support staff voted 77% in support of
strike action to back their bargaining demands.
Douglas College support staff have been without a contract since June
SOURCE: B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
For further information:
Media contact: Oliver Rohlfs, BCGEU Communications (778)318-9164 - firstname.lastname@example.org