Cafeteria workers demand UNBC take action on poverty wages!
Local 40 members stand strong during tough negotiations at UNBC.
In late January, UNBC food service workers were joined by students, faculty, and community allies in a protest action to demand that the university take responsibility for the low wages paid to Tim Hortons and cafeteria workers on campus. Despite months of negotiations, Compass Group, continues to offer wage and benefit increases that would leave some workers below the poverty line, while many long term workers earn less than $15 an hour.
See below for news coverage of our protest on CKPG News!
We are determined to keep fighting until we achieve a respectable settlement. Workers have recently gained significant improvements in medical benefits but remain far apart on wages. We have filed for mediation with the Labour Board and are calling for the University President to support our goals for a fair wage and job security. Students, faculty, staff, and other union members continue to demonstrate support and solidarity for UNBC cafeteria workers.