Bargaining teams representing Town of Hay River workers and their employer will resume negotiations in an effort to find common ground and put an end to the labour dispute.
Both parties will resume talks Monday May 25.
“This strike has taken a heavy toll on the community,” says Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice President for the Public Service Alliance of Canada North. “Although we believed we were at an impasse, the Town indicated a willingness to negotiate, and our members are prepared to exhaust every avenue possible to end the strike.”
“While our members still feel neutral, third-party arbitration is the best way to quickly resolve the labour dispute, our two sides are very close and we believe that through negotiations we can reach an agreement that benefits the whole community,” says Gayla Thunstrom, Vice President of the Union of Northern Workers.