Another day of little or no progress in the contract talks involving striking United Steelworkers and Husky Energy.
Husky spokesman Mel Duvall said late Tuesday that several items and positions were discussed, but unfortunately the proposals brought forward by the union didn't get them any closer to an agreement. He says their goal continues to be the long term viability of the refinery and the union's proposals do not do that.
Duvall says they will meet again with the union soon. No firm date has been set. He says the refinery continues to maintain normal operations.
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Union President Mike Edelbrock tells Your News Now that the meeting was not positive. He says the company offered no proposals to end the strike, continuing to take part in regressive bargaining.
Edelbrock says the company now wants to contract out some of their jobs. He says the union offered a settlement proposal, the company saying they will review it.