Yukon Hospital Corporation to resume talks with union

The Yukon Employees Union says talks are set to resume next week between the Yukon Hospital Corporation and its employees. The workers voted earlier this month to give their union a strike mandate.

Workers voted this month to give union strike mandate

The Yukon Hospital Corporation and its employees are going back to the table. The Yukon Employees Union says the Hospital Corporation has accepted its offer to resume contract talks.

The workers effected include administrative, custodial, security, diagnostics, medical imaging, and pharmacy staff at hospitals in Whitehorse, Dawson City and Watson Lake.

The union says resolving the outstanding issues should be "a simple matter". It says the main issues are non-monetary.

Last week, the union said its members had voted to give it a strike mandate. 87 per cent of those who attended meetings voted to walk off the job, if talks failed. No strike date has been set.

The negotiations are to resume next week.

The hospital workers' last contract expired in August.


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