Date set for union to vote on City of Kimberley offer

91 unionized employees vote on Thursday, Aug. 25 in council chambers

Late Tuesday afternoon, the City of Kimberley put out a press release stating that a date had been set for voting on the final offer by the City of Kimberley.

City CAO Scott Sommerville said that the poll will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

All 91 unionized employees have received a copy of the final offer by courier.

The City has one opportunity to go directly to the membership in this manner under Section 78 of the Labour Code — Last Offer Vote.

Last week, the Steelworkers Jeff Bromley said that the union would advise it’s members not to accept the offer.

The question on the ballot is: “Do you agree to accept the Employer’s offer for settlement of your collective agreement?”