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Strike action

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United Steelworkers Local 1-425 Union member Pearson Armstrong joined his wife, COPE 378 union member Heidi Armstrong on the picket line Tuesday morning at the ICBC Claim Centre in Williams Lake on Broadway Avenue North. COPE 378 members picketed 55 ICBC centres across the province for a one-day strike, while offices remained open because some employees were deemed essential. The union has been without a contract for more than two years. A leaflet distributed by the picketers says COPE 378’s research shows ICBC could easily reduce optional insurance policies by $35 and still give employees a cost-of-living increase.

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