Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre workers 1 step closer to strike

Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Workers at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are one step closer to striking after they joined colleagues across Ontario in voting against a tentative agreement with the provincial government.

The officers have been seeking a new contract as part of province-wide negotiations with the Kathleen Wynne government.

In addition to a wage increase, correctional workers want the province to grant them binding arbitration by declaring theirs an essential service, according to Denis Collin, an OCDC correctional officer and president of OPSEU Local 411.

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Source: CBC News – Ottawa
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