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No details on offer, counter offer, in QEC strike

There's still no news on a potential end to a Nunavut-wide strike by energy workers after a Qulliq Energy Corp. offer on Thursday was met by a counter offer from the Nunavut Employees Union Friday.

'We think they're serious about getting a deal, as are our members,' NEU president said

There's still no news on a potential end to a Nunavut-wide strike by energy workers after a Qulliq Energy Corp. offer on Thursday was met by a counter offer from the Nunavut Employees Union Friday.

Nunavut Employees Union president Bill Fennell, said only that he's "optimistic."

"Our offer seemed well-received," Fennell said, "and we're hopeful that they won't walk away from the table. We think they're serious about getting a deal, as are our members."

Neither side will provide detail on the offers, and no decision has been announced by the union or the company.    

But there is renewed hope that an agreement will be reached.

The 140 mechanical, electrical and line maintenance workers have been on strike since mid-July.

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