Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Crisis Workers Vote in Favour of Option to Strike; Scheduling the Issue

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Regina Crisis Workers Vote in Favour of Option to Strike; Scheduling the Issue

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Regina crisis workers vote in favour of strike

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REGINA - Workers at Regina Mobile Crisis Services have voted in favour of the option to strike.

The Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union said 38 members issued a strike mandate to the negotiating committee.

The last collective bargaining agreement expired in March 2014.

The union says negotiations were held up over the issue of scheduling one person to handle high-risk situations on weekday afternoons, as well as cutting back to only three or two people instead of four on the weekends, which are typically busier.

Crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help people in emergency situations and do suicide intervention, respond to domestic violence calls and care for children during violent family crises. …

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