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Locked-out workers and Mount Pearl, N.L., returning to bargaining table

10/10/2014 10:29 EDT | Updated 12/10/2014 05:59 EST
MOUNT PEARL, N.L. - The union representing about 140 locked-out municipal workers in Mount Pearl, N.L., says it is cautiously optimistic about returning to the bargaining table.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees says both sides will resume negotiations with a conciliator.

Unionized municipal workers were locked out Sept. 30 by their employer after negotiations reached an impasse.

Workers rejected the city's last offer, which included a wage increase of about 12 per cent over four years.