Lockout could be over in Qualicum Beach on Tuesday morning

Union members accepted mediator's plan; it's now up to town council

The union has voted to accept a proposal and Qualicum Beach town council is voting behind closed doors this morning.

“We have to make sure we have all the elements we’ve agreed to in the language,” said Mayor Teunis Westbroek, but “if it passes we want the employees back to work Wednesday morning.”

He said chief administrative officer Daniel Sailland is recommending council accept the proposal but council has to review the language details.

“We laid out the conditions and elements that would help us, allow staff to be more efficient and deal with weekend and shift work and so on,” Westbroek told The NEWS Monday morning.

Though he wouldn’t disclose the terms of the proposal he said, “We were asked under what conditions we would accept to move to two per cent a year.”

A union request for a two per cent annual increase was the main stumbling block over the month-long labour dispute which saw union members locked out by council.

A news release from CUPE Local 401 confirmed members accepted the mediator’s recommendations in a vote Friday afternoon.

For the most up-to-date information on this story, including a possible deal being reached later today, visit www. pqbnews.com.

Just Posted

‘A really kind person’: Parksville’s Nick Major remembered by instructor

Outpouring of support in the days following death of young man

Banners could add pop of colour to Parksville business district

District includes businesses between the Orange Bridge and McVickers Street

Last call for the ever-vanishing payphone in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Where many phones once resided, only memories remain

Developers go back to drawing board after high-rise application deferred by Parksville council

IAG Developments has proposed a multi-building development on city’s waterfront

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

Nanaimo-Opoly will let board game players deal Harbour City properties

Victoria’s Outset Media and Walmart Canada partner on local edition of popular game

Most Read