April 22nd, 2024

Tentative deal averts planned strike by thousands of Edmonton city workers

By The Canadian Press on March 14, 2024.

The city of Edmonton skyline is shown on Feb. 15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON – A tentative deal has averted a strike by more than 5,000 Edmonton civic workers.

The strike was expected to begin Friday morning.

No details have yet been released on the contract.

Workers that would have walked off the job include library staff as well as administrative workers for the Edmonton Police Service and the municipal government.

Others include emergency 9-1-1 operators, help-line operators, recreation centre staff, accounting employees and clerks as well as those who conduct criminal record checks and firearms renewals.

The union has not had a contract since 2020 and was looking for a three-year deal that would cover up to 2023 with a five-per-cent raise.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 14, 2024.

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