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Strike ‘imminent’ at Nanaimo’s Coast Bastion after union issues 72-hour notice

Dominic Abassi

socastcmsRssStartDominic AbassisocastcmsRssEndMore than 100 staff critical to operations at Nanaimo's Coast Bastion Hotel are ready to strike.

By Dominic Abassi

NANAIMO — After four months of little progress at the bargaining table, unionized staff at Nanaimo’s largest hotel are ready to walk off the job.

Roughly 100 staff at the Coast Bastion Hotel, members of UNITE HERE Local 40, issued 72-hour strike notice and can legally hit the picket line on Friday afternoon.

Local 40 organizer Matthew De Marchi said their members, working in housekeeping, front desk, kitchen, serving and banquet staff roles, are critical to the hotel’s operations and a strike would be crippling.

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