Yukon hospital workers return strike mandate as mediation talks begin – CBC

Union, Yukon Hospital Corporation expected to begin 2 days of talks Thursday with help of federal mediator

Feb 14, 2019

Workers at Yukon’s three hospitals have returned a “very strong” strike mandate to their union after a vote last week, according to a release issued Wednesday evening.

Roughly 250 employees at hospitals in Watson Lake, Dawson City and Whitehorse are represented by the Yukon Employees’ Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The workers have been without a contract since August 2017.

The vote showed that “an overwhelming majority of voters are prepared to strike if necessary,” according to the release. It said the direction of the vote will guide the union’s negotiating team in contract talks scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-hospital-workers-strike-mandate-1.5019151

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