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No resolution in Guelph and Wellington Family and Children's Services labour dispute

Support workers with Family and Children's Services in Guelph and Wellington continue to strike after the union failed to reach a contract agreement with management on Wednesday.

Provincial mediator asks management and union to refrain from speaking to media

A full day of consultation on April 20 was ended by the provincially-appointed mediator. (Tania Lui/Flickr)

Support workers with Family and Children's Services in Guelph and Wellington continue to strike after the union failed to reach a contract agreement with management on Wednesday. 

According to a statement on the agency's website, management met with members of CUPE 4325 for a full day of consultation on April 20, which was ended by the provincially appointed mediator.

Management was unwilling to comment on that meeting, as the mediator asked both sides to refrain from speaking to the media.

The workers rejected management's last contract offer in early April and have been on the picket line for two weeks. 

With 130 workers on strike, non-unionized staff have assumed the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The agency continues to offer support to family and children in crisis, but non-essential services are not available.

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