Workers at Regina’s Evraz Steel mine could strike.
This comes after bargaining between the two sides broke off this past week with a 14 day cooling off period now in effect.
The union walked away from the bargaining table saying the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on monetary concessions the company is looking for.
Those concessions involve the pension plan which the union says Evraz wants to revamp so reduced benefits are given to retired workers and a wage structure which the company wants in place which would see new hires take three years to get to the same level of pay as current employees.
The United Steelworkers want to see a three percent wage increase while Evraz is offering a one percent increase this year and next.
The current CBA expired in July of 2016 with talks aimed at getting a new contract now going on for over a year,