Kensington and union back at negotiating table today

Colin MacLean
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Unionized members of the Town of Kensington’s workforce and their supporters walk a picket line outside town hall on Monday.  Linda Jones, left, does not work for the town but is a member of CUPE, she took time out of her day to support town employees, like Vicki Campbell, right. Colin MacLean/Journal Pioneer

Both sides hope to end lockout

The Town of Kensington and the Canadian Union of Public Employees are back at the bargaining table today. 

The town locked out six of its 12 unionized employees last Wednesday after contract negotiations broke down; the other six employees are police officers and are considered an essential service. 

Both sides have stated that they are not far apart in terms of what they want out of the contract and have expressed hope that a deal will be hammered out well before Christmas. 

Fellow CUPE members have joined the locked out workers on the picket line throughout the day. Others have stopped by with coffee, food or simply to voice their support. 

Organizations: Canadian Union of Public Employees

Geographic location: Kensington

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