The union representing public health workers in our area says they have gone nearly three years without a new contract.
Officials with CUPE Local 1331, which represents workers with Huron Perth Public Health, say a second conciliation meeting is scheduled for next Thursday with their employer.
They say they are asking for reasonable increases to wages and benefits as the cost of everything has gone up.
If a new deal isn’t reached, the union says job action is the next step with members having voted 93 per cent in favor of a strike back in September.
HPPH officials say they are disappointed in the length of time it’s taking to reach a final agreement.
They add they are committed to a fair deal for all HPPH employees and are hopeful that our second conciliation day with CUPE on Feb. 15 will lead to an agreement.