The United Steel Workers union (1-3567) which cleans BCIT, is on strike. Their employer is Compass, the international company who are also the cleaning contractor for Vancouver Island Health Authority. Compass has received 16 separate work orders regarding health and safety citations from the WCB in 2008 for their practice at VIHA.
Our CUPE 391 members who are students at BCIT are observing the picket lines and are picketing in support of USW 1-3567. Classes are not disrupted, just the cleaning. There is a Bar-be-que tomorrow between 2.30 and 4.00 p.m. Drop in and pick up a sign “in support of” USW 1-3567. The members will appreciate the solidarity.