Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Town of Kensington, P.E.I. are back in talks today after workers were locked out last Wednesday.

The six unionized employees, including cleaning staff and police background checkers, were locked out following seven months of contract talks.

Town CAO Geoff Baker said he is optimistic an agreement on a contract can be reached, but added the two sides are still a distance apart on some issues.

Baker told CBC News last week the town was offering a 7.5 per cent wage increase over three years.