Today is the day.
27-thousand government workers hit the bricks for a one day strike -- in their campaign for higher wages.
Members of the b-c government and service employees' union are joined today by members of the professional employees association and members of cope local 378, which represents ICBC workers.
More than 17-hundred worksites are affected by the strike -- that includes commercial vehicle inspections, government agencies, courts, corrections, and social work.
And, liquor stores -- warehouse and retail workers are not working.
Some branches of ICBC that are connected to service BC offices are closed -- claim centres are operating.
Essential service levels do have to be maintained in each sector the BCGEU has members.