Nova Scotia

Halifax Water workers in strike position

Unionized employees with the Halifax Regional Water Commission have rejected an offer from their employer and are in a legal strike position.

Unionized employees with the Halifax Regional Water Commission have rejected an offer from their employer and are in a legal strike position.

Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees say members voted against the employer's wage offer, claiming it is well below rates in the municipal sector in other parts of the province.

The 225 water and waste water employees voted 94 per cent in favour of job action in strike votes last November.

They could walk off the job after giving the commission 48 hours notice.

Halifax Water provides water, fire protection, waste water and storm water services and has about 400 employees.