Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lax Kw'alaams ferry talks in deadlock

There has been no progress in negotiations between the Lax Kw'alaams Band Council and the workers on the ferry that connects the North coast community with Prince Rupert.

Workers walked off the job On January 7th, after little to no progress on their contract negotiations was delivered, leading to an acrimonious situation between the two sides.

Union leader Ken Lippett suggests that the bid by Lax Kw'alaams Band to hire replacement workers for the crew fell on deaf ears around the community, since then negotiations have been less than intense with only sporadic phone calls between Lippett and the Band Council.

The full review of the situation can be found from the Northern View.

CFTK provided this video report on the labour dispute.

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