ICBC workers strike again next Wednesday

Latest one-day walkout by about a third of the public insurer's workforce will hit mainly the Lower Mainland.

ICBC workers are taking another one-day strike next Wednesday.

The Oct. 3 walkout by about a third of the workforce – mostly in the Lower Mainland – is the latest job action by members of COPE local 378 in a bid to press the province for a significant wage increase.

The union wants a four-year deal that keeps pace with inflation but adds an extra two per cent in each of the final two years, while the province has sought a pay freeze.

“They’re still not willing to budge on wages,” union president David Black said. “Their proposals put our members far behind the rising cost of living.”

The walkout affects some driver service or licensing centres as well as some other offices in Surrey, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Port Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, Richmond, Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Just Posted

Trial date postponed for man charged with killing Abbotsford police officer

Oscar Arfmann’s trial pushed back from January to May 2019

VIDEO: SUV crashes into Downtown Abbotsford store

Front window of Jazz-Ma-Tazz destroyed in afternoon crash

Wright, Pilots crush Surrey Knights

Abbotsford destroys Surrey 17-2 as captain Wright collects nine points

Publication ban lifted on Letisha Reimer’s name

Reimer’s family had supported an application by The News to lift ban

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Dec. 18, 2018

More rain today, with a peak at sunshine tomorrow, and potential snow on the weekend

VIDEO: Ex-NASA engineer pranks mail thieves with glitter bomb trap

Package thefts are common this time of year, but YouTuber Mark Rober used his engineering skills

Lightning top Canucks 5-2 in feisty battle

NHL’s No. 1 team too much for Vancouver

Coquihalla closed between Hope and Merritt

The highway is closed in the northbound lane

FortisBC says you can return to normal gas use following pipeline fire

Utility says increased pipeline capacity, warmer weather have allowed supply to reach normal levels

CSIS collected info on peaceful groups, but only in pursuit of threats: watchdog

Security Intelligence Review Committee says fears unjustified after reviewing evidence, testimony

Lower Mainland man receives apology after getting kicked out of library

Mike Wilson fears the same treatment he received Nov. 2 by security guards will happen to others

Canada ranks 16th on annual gender gap list

This is the second year Canada has placed 16th in the World Economic Forum’s list

VIDEO: Tornado rips through city west of Seattle

Reports indicate five to seven homes damaged in Port Orchard, Wash.

Surrey boy’s birthday wish raises $13,500 for rescued farm animals

Matthew Farden received a large donation from the mister Blake Foundation towards a sanctuary farm.

Most Read