Members at Kamloops This Week voted to accept an extension to their contract until August 31, 2023 that includes a 2% wage increase with retroactive pay to August 1, 2022.

“The employer approached the Union asking for the extension to the contract with some money in order to have time to find a new building for their business” said President Brian Gibson. “We were told the landlord of their current building was raising the rent too high necessitating the need to move.”

The employer indicated it has been difficult finding a space that can work and needed the extension to focus on relocating.