Rotating job action continues at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Nelson rec complex strike continues

The aquatic centre is closed today at the Nelson and District Community Complex as rotating job action continues.

The aquatic centre is closed today at the Nelson and District Community Complex as rotating job action continues.

Lifeguards are walking the picket line and child minding will also be withdrawn, Steve Stringfellow, CUPE national rep said.

However, there will be no closures tomorrow, “giving the employer the opportunity to return to the table,” Stringfellow said.

An information picket will still be up, but everything will be in operation.

If there is no resolution, on Wednesday arena staff with withdraw and on Thursday customer service, fitness techs, and custodial staff will walk off the job.

Stringfellow says the union is not discouraging people from using the facility.

“It’s just an information line,” he says. “We’re just withdrawing one department at a time to inform the public what’s going on.”

The union represents 12 full-time and 43 part-time and casual staff.

They’re seeking a cost-of-living increase of about two per cent in each year of a three year term, while their employer, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, has offered one per cent in each year.

Face-to-face talks Friday failed to resolve the impasse, and picket lines went up that afternoon.

 

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