Highland Valley Copper workers vote in favour of strike action

By Doug Collins
July 17, 2017 - 5:47am Updated: July 17, 2017 - 12:24pm

LOGAN LAKE — The union representing workers at Highland Valley Copper has been given an overwhelming strike mandate by employees.

Workers voted 99.8% over the weekend to strike if necessary to back contract demands.

Talks broke down between the two sides last week.

United Steelworkers represents the workers at the mine, and union officials say lack of movement by the company triggered the weekend strike vote.

Contract language and wages are among the hotly-contested items on the table.

The previous contract expired almost a year ago.

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