After almost a year of negotiations, about 100 workers who provide usher and box office services at the National Arts Centre have voted in favour of strike action. These members have been trying to reach a contract since June 2016 and have made no progress.
“While the NAC spends $100 million on renovations just in time for Canada’s 150th celebrations, we had hoped the employer would be committed to negotiate a fair contract that suitably compensates hard-working employees for the important work they do,” said Doug Marshall, national president of the Union of National Employees. “We will continue to support our members through this difficult negotiation process.”
The strike vote was held on April 4. More information will follow as it becomes available.