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SkyTrain union resumes negotiations this weekend

Last Updated Nov 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm PDT

FILE (CityNews Vancouver)
Summary

The company that runs the SkyTrain system says it will sit down with CUPE 7000 this weekend

The union represents workers on Evergreen, Millennium and Expo Lines

Mediated talks between the union and employer BC Rapid Transit Company are scheduled for next week

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Contract talks will take place this weekend involving the operator of SkyTrain and its employees represented by CUPE 7000.

This is in addition to mediation that is scheduled starting next Thursday and into the middle of next month.

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Union members voted almost unanimously Thursday to strike if they have to, but they can’t until the mediator leaves the talks.

This is a separate dispute than the one involving bus drivers and maintenance workers.

Meantime, no talks are scheduled around the bus and SeaBus drivers strike.