White Rock civic workers ratify new deal

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White Rock civic workers ratify new deal

The City of White Rock’s first ever civic strike is over.

President of CUPE local 402-01 Mike Guraliuk says members ratified a new collective agreement by an 80-percent margin earlier today.

“We achieved some language we were looking to change in our collective agreement within grievance and arbitration. We got a little bit of a benefit increase, and we got 6 and three quarter percent over four years.”

More than 100 striking workers are expected to return to the job next week.

“Although we were willing to start work Monday, the employer asked us to start work Tuesday.  Regular service will resume Tuesday.”

Workers went on strike May 12 after a year at the bargaining table with little movement.

Members were without a contract since December 2011.


  1. Well folks another Mayor Baldwin misstep in office, a solid administrator but a clueless politician.

    After three weeks of a strike that should not have occurred the Mayor folds his tent when realizing it is an election year.

    Mayor Baldwin is an “Elitist” without regard for the rest of the worker “bees” that truly make our City By The Sea so desirable to live in.

    I hope that we can determine the costs of lost parking revenue, lost business to our merchants and perhaps a refund to property owners as to services not provided but paid for.

    This upcoming civic election in our City will prove very interesting.

    True cost savings Mayor Baldwin would be if Mayor Baldwin amalgamated policing and fire with the City of Surrey.

    The amalgamation of fire service at UBC years ago was a success with the City of Vancouver taking them under their wing. The cost of going it alone on fire services is obtuse to say the very least.