Just when one thought the union movement could not make itself any less relevant you get stories like this.
The BC Nurses Union plans to lock out its administrative employees this Friday in order to force them into accepting a contract that attacks their sick and medical appointment leave.
“The BCNU has demanded concessions and refused to negotiate a fair collective agreement with its employees, who are MoveUP members,” said MoveUP President David Black. “This is an employer that represents health care workers and they are trying to claw back their own employees’ access to medical appointments.”
The BCNU is attempting to force a final contract offer on MoveUP members that would slash sick leave, medical appointment leave and family responsibility leave and doesn’t address many of the employees’ key demands for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. The parties remain at odds on a range of issues, from wages to an improved grievance handling process.