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Strike shuts down David Lam campus

Classes have been cancelled today, Wednesday, at David Lam campus because of a BCGEU strike. - FILE PHOTO
Classes have been cancelled today, Wednesday, at David Lam campus because of a BCGEU strike.
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Classes and services at David Lam campus are cancelled today because of a strike by BC Government Employees Union support workers.

Pickets will be up today until 7p.m. at 1250 Pinetree Way in Coquitlam .

There are 304 Douglas College support staff represented by the BCGEU, including 71 at the David Lam campus in Coquitlam. They work at registration, in IT services, as library assistants, at the bookstore, in student services, and in the financial aid office.

Douglas College's main campus in New Westminster was shut down for one day last week as part of the same strike action but the main campus is not affected by today's strike.

Douglas College support staff have been without a contract since June 30, 2010 and on Nov. 2 voted 77% in support of strike action to back their bargaining demands.

 

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