A plaque has been unveiled outside of Unifor Local 2301’s office in Kitimat to commemorate a strike that occurred over 40 years ago.
The 18 day strike took place in 1976 to protest the federal government’s policies to limit bargaining rights and impose wage controls.
Unifor Local 2301 President Sean O’Driscoll says the strike was vital to getting fair bargaining.
He says the 40-year-old strike shows current members that standing up for your rights can make a difference.
The cost of the plaque was $5,000 and was split between the union, B.C. Labour Heritage Centre, and the Kitimat-Terrace and District Labour Council.
The union also had members who took part in the strike attend the unveiling of the bronze plaque.