Finning Strike continues

Machinists at Finning in Williams Lake and across B.C. continue with strike action.

  • Jul. 12, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Machinists at Finning in Williams Lake and across B.C. continue with strike action.

The job action began in late June and affects 700 Finning employees across the province and the Yukon territory.

The collective agreement between the two sides expired in April.

According to a company release, Finning applied to the B.C. Labour Relations Board for formal mediation that was declined by the union.

The company says it is prepared to resume negotiations at any time.

Neither the union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, nor the company returned a request for an interview.

According to the company release, during the strike action equipment and sales will be available to customers; however, shop and field services will not.