The Canadian Hearing Society strike is going on two months, and Haliburton residents are feeling the affects. That’s the message from Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MP Jamie Schmale, who says he has been hearing from concerned residents about how the strike is affecting their lives.

The Canadian Hearing Society provides essential services for the deaf, oral deaf, and hard-of-hearing community. The strike began in early March, with a sick leave plan as the main sticking point.

Some of the workers on strike include interpreters, audiologists, and counselors. Schmale says both sides of the dispute need to work towards a deal as soon as possible.