BCGEU, Protrans BC to continue Canada Line talks

ALTHOUGH members of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) working for Protrans BC, operator of the Canada Line, are in a legal strike position as of 4 p.m. today, they are holding off on job action as talks are scheduled into the evening.

The current contract expired in December 2019 and contract talks started in February 2020. In November 2020 union members voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action — that mandate would have expired on February 3.

The BCGEU represents about 180 workers at the Canada Line which is privately operated by Protrans BC Operations Ltd. and owned by the multinational SNC-Lavalin.