ICBC workers ready to strike

Staff at 55 claim centres, including Vernon, strike Tuesday

  • Sep. 12, 2012 6:00 p.m.

ICBC workers are walking off the job.

Staff at 55 claims-related Insurance Corporation of B.C. locations, including Vernon, will strike  Tuesday.

“These are employees who have been without a contract for over two years,” said David Black, Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union local president.

“Their wages are falling behind while ICBC executives and business partners got massive salary increases and $1.2 billion of ICBC profits went into government revenues.”

Black said the one-day strike is part of a strategy aimed at getting ICBC back to the table.

“ICBC’s last offer was a two per cent wage increase over a four year contract, far below the rising cost of living.”