May 10, 2014 11:00 am

Strike by Ikea’s Richmond workers hits one-year mark

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VANCOUVER – Unionized workers at Ikea’s Richmond location have hit the one year mark of their labour dispute with the large furniture retailer.

Three hundred members of Teamsters Local 213 walked off the job in mid-May 2013.

It’s believed 35 of them broke ranks and returned to work early on in the process.

The union is demanding they be moved from the workplace, in order to reach an agreement, but Ikea says it has no plans to do so.

The union is now asking for the dispute to be sent to mediation.

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