Contract talks between Husky Energy and United Steelworkers Local 624 lasted nearly 3 hours Wednesday, and although no deal was reached, it appears the two sides will keep talking.
USW Local 624 President Mike Edelbrock says the union presented a couple of proposals and the company agreed to take those proposals and review them, responding sooner rather than later. Edelbrock says it was a positive that the company didn't give them a "take it or leave it" offer, and the dialogue between the two sides will continue.
Late Wednesday, Husky gave its assessment of those talks, saying in a prepared written statement, that the strike is a setback and the reality is getting the negotiations back on track will require a full assessment of the issues, and that will take time.
Husky says they will work with the union to schedule future meeting dates while maintaining normal operations at the refinery. The strike started May 25th. It affects 230 or so union employees.