SUDBURY, ON, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Two consecutive days of mediation will
resume Sept. 1 between striking members of OPSEU Local 677 and the
Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
"We're pleased to be heading back to the table but the effort will be
worthless unless we see real progress on the 19 outstanding issues that
the employer seems very reluctant to negotiate," said Tyler England,
chair of the bargaining team for Local 677 representing more than 150
administrative, clerical and technical staff at Laurentian University in
Sudbury and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. NOSM also operates
satellite campuses in Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins.
Members of Local 677 walked off the job Aug. 16 after negotiations,
which started in Sept. 2009, broke down. Outstanding issues include
hours of work, sick leave, contracting out, family leaves and wages.
SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
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