|Strike Action a Definite Possibility For Cancer Agency Workers|
|Written by Jared Linnen|
|Friday, 24 August 2012 11:57|
Strike action is getting closer to becoming a reality for Saskatchewan Cancer Agency workers.
It seems as if there's no light at the end of tunnel regarding the 2 and a half year labour dispute between the workers and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organization.
The workers union is calling for binding arbitration, but so far, the government has only agreed to meet with the union on September 19th and 20th on what is being called a last-ditch effort to resolve the dispute.
Sticking points in negotiations have been expanding the hours of work at the cancer agency beyond a 5 day work week and addressing the issue of nurses not receiving as much pay as those working in others areas of health care.
Cancer Agency workers have been without a contract since December, 2009.
(jl aug 24/12)