Union grieves denial of access to workers at northern B.C. mine

24-kilometre road access strictly controlled by employer
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/12/2018

After it was denied access to members at a remote northern British Columbia mine, a union took its case to arbitration. 

Teamsters, Local 213 officials wanted to regularly visit employees of Coeur Silvertip Holdings mine, located eight kilometres south of the border with Yukon. The closest community is Watson Lake, Yukon, which is about 140 kilometres away.

The union wanted more regular access to members of the bargaining unit, but the request was denied by the employer.