Overtime ban starts for workers at ICBC

Attempt is to speed up talks with employer, follows LRB ruling saying ICBC bargaining in bad faith

  • Jul. 27, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Unionized ICBC workers have begun an overtime ban as part of job action aimed at spurring the auto insurer to give ground in contract talks.

The ban began July 6 and follows a Labour Relations Board ruling that found ICBC was bargaining in bad faith by refusing to discuss wages and benefits until a provincial review of the corporation concludes.

The two sides are expected to resume negotiations later this month.

COPE 378 issued 72-hour strike notice in June but union leaders indicated they would ramp up job action very slowly, in an effort to pressure the government without affecting drivers.