ICBC Workers to Go on Strike Tuesday

Sept., 2012 – More than 1,500 unionized workers at 55 claims-related Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) locations will be taking strike action on Tuesday, September 18, says the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 378.

The union said nearly 1,200 workers will be on strike in the Lower Mainland, and the remaining 300 will be in communities throughout the rest of B.C. Essential Service levels will be maintained at all striking locations.

�This newest job action is part of an escalating strategy aimed at getting ICBC back to the table,� said a statement from COPE 378. �ICBC�s last offer was a two percent wage increase over a four year contract, far below the rising cost of living.�

In April 2012, ICBC union members voted 87 percent in favour of job action.

The list of striking locations:

ICBC Locations to Strike on September 18, 2012
Abbotsford Claims Centre
Abbotsford FV Rehab Office
Burnaby Claims Centre
Burnaby Litigation/Commercial Claims
Campbell River Branch Office
Capilano Claims Centre
Chilliwack Branch Office
Coquitlam Central Estimating
Coquitlam Claims Centre
Courtenay Community Service Office
Cranbrook Branch Office
Dawson Creek Branch Office
Duncan Branch Office
Fort St. John Branch Office
Kamloops Claims Centre
Kelowna Claims Centre
Kelowna Interior Office
Langley Claims Centre
Maple Ridge Claims Centre
Nanaimo Claims Centre
Nanaimo Salvage
Nanaimo Longwood Station
Nelson Branch Office
New Westminster Claims Centre
Penticton Branch Office
Port Alberni Branch Office
Powell River Branch Office
Prince George Claims Centre
Prince George Salvage
Prince Rupert Branch Office
Quesnel Branch Office
Richmond North Claim Centre
Salmon Arm Branch Office
Sechelt Branch Office
Smithers Community Service
Squamish Claims Centre
Surrey Central Services
Surrey Claims Centre
Surrey Litigation Centre
Surrey Newton Claims Centre
Surrey-Special Investigation
Terrace Branch Office
Trail Claims Centre
Vancouver Cambie Claims Centre
Vancouver Kingsway Claims
Vancouver Rm 200 Rehab Dept
Vancouver Rm 208 BI Dept
Vancouver Rm 300- HO Claims
Vancouver Litigation
Vernon Branch Office
Vernon Salvage
Victoria Dunedin Claims Centre
Williams Lake Branch Office