ICBC workers strike again next Wednesday

Latest one-day walkout by about a third of the public insurer's workforce will hit mainly the Lower Mainland.

ICBC workers are taking another one-day strike next Wednesday.

The Oct. 3 walkout by about a third of the workforce – mostly in the Lower Mainland – is the latest job action by members of COPE local 378 in a bid to press the province for a significant wage increase.

The union wants a four-year deal that keeps pace with inflation but adds an extra two per cent in each of the final two years, while the province has sought a pay freeze.

“They’re still not willing to budge on wages,” union president David Black said. “Their proposals put our members far behind the rising cost of living.”

The walkout affects some driver service or licensing centres as well as some other offices in Surrey, Burnaby, Abbotsford, Port Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster, Richmond, Vancouver and North Vancouver.

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