By Jeff Fitzgerald, Senior Anchor/Reporter - bio | email
Contract talks between Husky Energy and United Steelworkers Local 624 lasted longer Wednesday than they have since the strike was called in late May, but the outcome appears to be the same. No new deal.
The two sides talked between 4 and 5 hours Wednesday, but union president Mike Edelbrock says despite more discussion and debate, there was not much movement.
He says Husky rejected union proposals on shift trades and a couple other items.
He says the company did make another settlement offer, but that offer again did not meet the national agreement pattern, therefore it was rejected.
He says the union wanted to keep talking but the company said they could not go any longer today.
Husky spokesman Mel Duvall confirmed the settlement offer and its rejection. However he said the unions proposals brought forward Wednesday are quote, "under consideration", unquote.
Edelbrock says the two sides have tentatively agreed to talk again on Friday.