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Employees at Meadow Gardens Golf Club start work

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Employees of Meadow Gardens Golf Club will begin strike action tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. The workers, who are members of SEIU Local 2, had been in negotiations since June but the talks broke down earlier today. They unanimously approved the strike action last weekend.

“We just want a livable wage and recognition for our hard work,” said groundskeeper Mike Riberdy. “We want to continue working here and contribute to the success of this place that we care about so much. Management can easily fix that problem by showing us that they value us and support us.”

Workers say the problems stem from a desire for basic fairness. They want equal pay for equal work, transparency and an end to favoritism. Management has refused to accept proposed changes that workers say would create a fairer workplace.

Community Meeting Announced

WHAT: Rally in Support of Striking Workers

WHEN: Saturday July 13, 2024 @ 10:00

WHERE: 19675 Meadow Gardens Road, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2T5

A rally will be held Saturday in support of striking workers at the golf club in Pitt Meadows, about an hour east of downtown Vancouver. The workers have been SEIU members since 1997 and will be striking for the first time since the 1990s.

The strike could create challenges for this weekend’s 2024 Meadow Gardens Open presented by Lordco Auto Parts. The event offers over $100,000 in cash and prizes and is believed to be the largest amateur championship in B.C.

SEIU Local 2 represents 20,000 workers in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. We are proud members of the largest, fastest-growing and most dynamic union in North America.

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