BCAA’s CEO has resigned as a bitter labour dispute with unionized roadside assistance workers drags on.
In a note to employees late yesterday, the chair of the company’s board of directors says search will begin immediately to replace Paul Healey.
President of MoveUp, formerly the union COPE 378, David Black says he hopes the exit doesn’t delay a solution to a long and bitter lockout.
“I think for BCAA, if they are taking my advice, which I am not sure they are, there actions are doing a lot of damage. I don’t know if Mr. Healey’s departure has to do with that or not but I don’t think they can afford to wait for a new CEO to come into place. There will obviously be an interim CEO and there is an executive team that is still there.”
About 70 unionized staff have been locked out for six months.
BCAA has so far not commented.