UNBC cafeteria workers threaten to strike

October 22, 2018

Cafeteria workers at the University of Northern British Columbia are threatening to take strike action after negotiations with their employer, Chartwells, have reached a standstill, reports the Prince George Citizen. Octavian Cadabeschi, a research analyst for the local that represents the cafeteria workers, told the Citizen that “the company gave us an offer where they refused any pay increases for two and a half years.” If UNBC chose a different food provider after Chartwells’ contract expires at the end of this academic year, its workers could also lose their jobs, Cadabeschi added. The Citizen states that striking workers will restrict their pickets to a handful of spots on campus if they take job action. Prince George Citizen