NEWS
10/17/2011 06:35 EDT | Updated 12/17/2011 05:12 EST

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Strike; Talks Stalled On Weekend

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - More than 120 workers at the Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society are on strike.

The workers began the strike on Monday morning saying management has failed to show any interest in returning to the bargaining table.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union says negotiations broke down on the weekend.

The union says key concerns at the table were workload, job security, hours of work and layoff language.

OPSEU says managers ordered staff to turn in their laptop computers and office keys last Friday.

OPSEU represents frontline social workers, child-protection workers and accountants serving 4,300 children in the Peterborough area.