As library lockout drags on, employer's side says it will examine wages paid elsewhere
Carolyn Heiman, Times Colonist
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2008
The cone of silence around the increasingly bitter labour dispute that has shut the region's libraries was lifted Thursday when the employer's negotiator said it will look at library salaries in other parts of B.C. to see if it should be offering the locked-out Victoria library employees more money.
But Ted Daly, chairman of the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association, estimated that a comparison of salaries in Vancouver, the Island's regional library system, Burnaby and Richmond would take several weeks.
"In looking at that, we will see if there is some room to move. If so, we will get back to the mediator and ask to get back to the table."
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Waiting to Bargain - 175 Days.
Locked Out - 12 Days.
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