Members of CEP Local 2000 working at the Nanaimo Daily News will take a strike vote, after talks with the employer broke down last Wednesday.

Voting will take place at the Beban Park Community Center  2300 Bowen Road on October 10th, with meetings scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m.

The employer is seeking removal of language that protects against contracting out in both Editorial and Pre-Press/Ad Building departments. The company also wants to eliminate the Composing room agreement and reduce manning in the Pressroom. It is also offering a wage freeze for three years.

CEP Local 525G, which represents the mailroom staff at the Daily News, has already taken a vote and the members delivered a 100% strike mandate to their committee.

On a sad note, the Local would like to pass along condolences to the family of Brother Walter Cordery of the Editorial department at the Daily News who passed away last weekend. His funeral will be held Friday Oct. 5 at the Beban Park Center at 2:00 p.m.