Negotiations with the province are back on after a short break with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. President of our local division, Terry Goodwin says they haven’t seen a wage increase since 2012. He explains why they’re at the negotiating table.

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Spokesperson for the Ontario government says they can’t discuss the details being negotiated, but they’re looking for an agreement that benefits their employees, the public, but one that’s also in line with their fiscal plan. Goodwin explains what the employees think they deserve.

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While the negotiations are also about a proposed wage grid, Goodwin says it’s about more than that.

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Goodwin says a few divisions have been preparing for strikes, and that solution could happen in the next few weeks, or even the next few months.