Some say it’s the epitome of irony.
BCAA has been recognized as a “Canadian Best Employer,” even though a bitter labour dispute with some of their workers continues to drag on.
The company took to social media to promote its award win.
Union blasts award win
Seventy roadside assistance workers locked out for five months.
So, Canadian Office Professional Employees Union Local 378 President David Black says it’s a little rich for BCAA to be bragging about being named a “best employer” by HR firm AON Hewitt.
“In fact, three of the people they have locked out, they’ve used in this graphic talking about how they’re one of the best employers in BC, and those people certainly aren’t feeling that way right now. They’re not feeling the love.”
Black says since the June 5th lockout, wait times for road side assistance have skyrocketed.
And with the winter months approaching, he’s hoping the company reaches a deal with workers soon.
CKNW has learned the two sides are meeting for the first time in months, although Black would not confirm that.
He did say, however, that whenever BCAA was willing to meet at the table the union would be there.
Calls to BCAA and AON Hewitt have yet to be returned.