PNE workers vote to strike...

PNE workers vote to strike...

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September 14th, 2011, 11:22 pm #1

Not sure what will happen to the Giants games...

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September 15th, 2011, 1:56 pm #2

PNE workers vote in favour of a strike

By Andy Ivens, The Province

September 15, 2011 3:04 AM

The PNE's unionized workers have voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike to back their demands for job security and higher wages.

Members of CUPE Local 1004 have been without a contract since Jan. 1. Some of the workers make less than $10 per hour, CUPE 1004 business agent Steve Varty said on Wednesday.

"The [strike vote] result reflects the frustration that a deal has not been reached," said Varty.

"This is the first time in 25 years an agreement was not signed before the fair."

Varty said contract negotiations broke down three weeks ago, but the two sides have agreed to resume talking next week.

"We're going down to the labour board next week for three days and try to get some help, with a mediator," he said. "Hopefully, all that works out."

Although the annual fair is over for another year, the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League are set to open their 2011-12 season on Friday Sept. 23 at the Pacific Coliseum, a PNE facility staffed by CUPE members.

"If there is a strike, it could affect the Giants," Varty told The Province.

Other PNE events this fall include the final Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game at Empire Field Sept. 24, a Pearl Jam concert at the Pacific Coliseum Sept. 25 and Fright Nights, a Halloween festival in the last two weeks of October.

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September 15th, 2011, 2:05 pm #3

They will move to games to places like gm place, thunderbird arena, or langley events center.
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September 15th, 2011, 2:13 pm #4

Not sure what will happen to the Giants games...

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Basically there are two ways to go. First the Bob Brown way as I seem to recall when Kamloops had a civic strike Brown said something along the way of I am not going to let a strike force the Blazers to move. Not sure how he handled it whether by bringing workers in themselves to handle the jobs or what. Other way is what the first New Westminster Bruin team had to do when there was a region wide civic strike in the lower mainland. Play regular season games in Bellingham, Sooke, Kamloops, Trail, Lethbridge, North Shore Winter Club ect. While that isn't going to happen as attendence at best was several hundred and as low as fifty in some rinks it is a possible situation. There are not many large rinks available in the lower mainland and sure a BCJHL team will not want the Giants in their rink (Langley, Chilliwack). That sort of leaves Canucks rink (hopefully not as the dates and times would be vastly effected) or playing in the visiting team's rinks. Queen's Park would be a low option due to it can only seat just under 3,700 but with standing room may fit all the Giant season ticket holders in. My guess the Giants play in their own rink with strike breakers or things get settled in time.
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September 15th, 2011, 2:15 pm #5

They will move to games to places like gm place, thunderbird arena, or langley events center.
Hopefully that isn't the choice. GM Place isn't a great option because of the scheduling unless they play mid day games. Not sure if BC junior teams will let Giants into their rinks.
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September 15th, 2011, 2:40 pm #6

Not sure what will happen to the Giants games...

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we had one in cranbrook nothing happe to the games. but for giants move to chillawack
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September 17th, 2011, 10:38 am #7

Pretty sure that bridge was burned in march

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September 18th, 2011, 3:48 am #8

Basically there are two ways to go. First the Bob Brown way as I seem to recall when Kamloops had a civic strike Brown said something along the way of I am not going to let a strike force the Blazers to move. Not sure how he handled it whether by bringing workers in themselves to handle the jobs or what. Other way is what the first New Westminster Bruin team had to do when there was a region wide civic strike in the lower mainland. Play regular season games in Bellingham, Sooke, Kamloops, Trail, Lethbridge, North Shore Winter Club ect. While that isn't going to happen as attendence at best was several hundred and as low as fifty in some rinks it is a possible situation. There are not many large rinks available in the lower mainland and sure a BCJHL team will not want the Giants in their rink (Langley, Chilliwack). That sort of leaves Canucks rink (hopefully not as the dates and times would be vastly effected) or playing in the visiting team's rinks. Queen's Park would be a low option due to it can only seat just under 3,700 but with standing room may fit all the Giant season ticket holders in. My guess the Giants play in their own rink with strike breakers or things get settled in time.
Strikebreakers, as you referred to, isn't an option. Cant use replacement workers in BC. Labour Law.

Probably go with T-Bird arena or Queens Park.
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