POLITICS

Talks fail to end three-month transit lockout in Moncton

09/21/2012 03:19 EDT | Updated 11/21/2012 05:12 EST
MONCTON, N.B. - Talks aimed at ending the lockout of municipal transit workers in Moncton have broken off.

There were three days of negotiations between Codiac Transpo and its unionized employees.

Local union president George Turple says the two sides found common ground on contract language, but the city's mayor says the union's wage demands are not reasonable.

The union has asked for parity with other unionized city employees during the final year of the contract.

Mayor George LeBlanc says that demand amounts to a "wage time-bomb."

The city has had no bus service since the lockout began almost three months ago.

(News 91.9)