POLITICS

No deal after talks resume between City of Fredericton, outside workers

11/17/2014 11:18 EST | Updated 01/17/2015 05:59 EST
FREDERICTON - The union representing more than 100 outside workers with the City of Fredericton says negotiations are once again at a standstill.

The workers are represented by Local 508 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and have been without a contract since December 2013.

They voted last month to give their union a strike mandate.

Union local president Kevin Smallwood says both sides recently resumed bargaining at the city's request but did not reach a deal.

Smallwood says the union was provided with the same package that it previously rejected.

He says benefits and wages remain outstanding issues.

The workers are responsible for variety of services, including water and sewage as well as street maintenance and cleaning.

(CKHJ)