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Talks break off between London, Ont., and striking inside workers

07/07/2015 01:13 EDT | Updated 07/06/2016 05:59 EDT
LONDON, Ont. - Contract talks aimed at resolving a lengthy strike by inside workers in London, Ont., have broken off.

About 750 members of CUPE Local 101 walked off the job May 25th in a dispute over such issues as wages and scheduling.

The two sides had been back at the bargaining table on and off since last Thursday under a media blackout agreed to by both sides.

Mayor Matt Brown issued a release late Monday saying the city's offer of a 4.1 per cent raise over four years remains on the table while the union has been seeking 7.5 per cent over the same length of time.

The city wants the ability to schedule CUPE 101 workers on weekends, which the union has opposed.

Other sticking points in the dispute include job evaluations, promotions and early retiree benefits. (CFPL-AM)