Tag: Economy

Aramark workers vote 83 percent to strike

Abbott St. was again shut down Saturday as Aramark workers at GM Place rotated through a large tent set up to allow balloting on proposed job action. The result: an 83 percent strike mandate.  The turnout was nearly… Read More

Aramark workers at GM Place ready for a fight

About 750 Aramark employees at GM Place,  members of UNITE-HERE Local 40, have scheduled a strike vote March 7.  Job action, if no settlement is reached, could affect not only the Canucks’ play-off schedule but also raise questions… Read More

Building permits heading down, down

The latest update on city building permit activity is grim.  W. M. Johnston,  director of licences and inspections, reports in his latest monthly summary that: “the value of building permits issued in January 2009 was approximately 29 percent… Read More