Since July 7, these workers have been locked out by the company. During this period, all the benefit claims for PBC members have been processed by non-union exempt employees of Pacific Blue Cross.
Members looking for ways to support CUPE 1816 are being asked to forgo using online services of Pacific Blue Cross and instead submit their claims by paper only via postal service. While this may result in payment delays, it is the Local’s belief that this action will hasten a resolution to the labour dispute and a return to normal service levels.
CUPE 1816 wishes to thank PBC members who have shown their support in various ways, including attendance at the picket line.