HAGI community support workers on strike
About 75 community support workers in Thunder Bay have taken strike action to back contract demands.
The members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 175 provide support services for Hagi Community Services for Independence clients.
Pickets went up at 8 a.m.Wednesday at about a half-dozen locations in the city after an 11th-hour bargaining session Tuesday failed to reach an agreement.
Local 175 representative Colby Flank told The Chronicle-Journal that management outlined a final offer on Monday during mediation talks, and it was rejected by 93 per cent of the membership.
That offer contained a 20-cent-per-hour wage increase over two years, but not much else, Flank said.
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