Garbage piles up amid CUPE strike at University of Windsor

Contract talks aimed at ending a strike at the University of Windsor continued all weekend, but didn't result in a new collective agreement.

Contract talks bewteen the school and CUPE Local 1393 didn't result in a contract this weekend

Not all the garbage at the University of Windsor is being collected during the strike by CUPE Local 1393. (Makda Ghebreslassie/CBC News)

Contract talks aimed at ending a strike at the University of Windsor continued all weekend, but didn't result in a new collective agreement.

Talks between the school and CUPE Local 1393 lasted until 1 a.m. Monday and were to resume around 9 a.m.

Neither side is talking about whether progress is being made.

Monday marks Day 29 of the strike by approximately 300 technical and professional employees.

Bumping and job evaluations remain the key issues in dispute.

The strike is raising a stink on campus.

All around campus, garbage bins are full and trash bags can be seen piling up on the floor.

The garbage is piling up in some places because some of the workers employed by the company that collects garbage refuse to cross the picket line.

Some trucks are getting through, but are not getting to all the areas.

Custodian Cindy Anstett is one of many dealing with the problem..

"It's just a mess. It's an eyesore," she said.

Anstett said staff are trying to stay on top of it, but she's concerned about what the garbage maybe attracting.

"You never know if you're going to rats and then the bees are very bad right now all around the garbage. You go out the door and their like right there," she said.

The situation is a sign of support that striking members are getting from outside the lines.

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