Nelson BCGEU and Professional Employee's Association  workers walk the picket lines on Wednesday afternoon in front of the Victoria Street government building.

Nelson BCGEU and Professional Employee's Association workers walk the picket lines on Wednesday afternoon in front of the Victoria Street government building.

Nelson BCGEU workers join provincial job action

A one-day strike by the B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) hit the sidewalks of Nelson Wednesday afternoon.

A one-day strike by the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) hit the sidewalks of Nelson Wednesday afternoon.

According to the union, the one-day work stoppage is being observed by approximately 25,000 BCGEU members province-wide at more than 700 government worksites across BC. In Nelson there were 100 picketers on sidewalks in front of the Victoria Street government building and Nelson City Hall.

Essential service levels were guaranteed during the strike, which is being observed by BCGEU workers as a response to the group lacking a contract with the government since last March.