Greetings Members:

Please see notice below from the CUPE BC Executive Board regarding the Local 561 Transit Strike schedule.

Those wishing to show solidarity in person with Local 561 members’ walkout for pensions and wage equity can join the picket this week at three locations:

  • Lougheed Town Centre Exchange Bay 1 – Burnaby, BC
    Address: Across the street from 9850 Gatineau Place
    Time: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (maximum 10 picketers)
    NOTE: To maintain the 10-person maximum picketers at Bay 1, if you have a larger group wishing to come and show solidarity, please contact one day in advance so that an additional location nearby, where many more picketers could fit, can be coordinated

  • First Transit Chilliwack Yard – Chilliwack, BC
    Address: 44275 Yale Road
    Time: 24h per day for the week of 20th March

  • First Transit Abbotsford Yard – Abbotsford, BC
    Address: 3032 Gladys Avenue (both entrance and exit sites)
    Time: 24h per day for the week of 20th March
    NOTE: Parking available around the corner on Pratt Street

Should you have any questions regarding this update, please email for additional information.