Union rejects VIRL’s latest offer, strike escalating
March 24, 2022
BCGEU has rejected the latest offer from Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL). Following two nights of VIRL-requested mediation, during which VIRL put forward an offer it considers fair and respectful to our librarians, and sustainable for the communities it serves, regrettably the offer was rejected by the BCGEU bargaining committee.
BCGEU escalated its service-impacting strikes this morning, closing the following branches today:
VIRL’s fair and reasonable offer remains on the table and VIRL is committed to the Collective Bargaining process.