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City of Prince George unions could be on strike by Thursday afternoon

Snow is in the forecast for the city of Prince George, just as city workers have issued strike notice. (City of Prince George).

Snow clearing, garbage collection, and city pools could all be coming to a standstill in Prince George. 

Yesterday unions representing city workers issued 72-hour strike notice.  The notice comes after mediated talks between the city and its unions broke off over the weekend.

Gary Campbell is president of the CUPE union representing outside workers in Prince George. He says the decision to take job action was made because the city has not been responding to union concerns

"We're to the point now where we're saying hey, look it, you have to pay attention to us, you have to be serious when you come to the table, and sit down and actually bargain with us."

The Labour Relations Board is currently ruling on which services will be deemed essential should job action take place.

The city of Prince George declined to comment on this story.

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