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Tentative deal averts planned strike by thousands of Edmonton city workers

March 14, 2024
The Canadian Press

The city of Edmonton skyline is shown on Wednesday, Feb.15, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

A tentative deal has averted a strike by thousands Edmonton civic workers.

The deal does not include library staff and it wasn’t immediately clear how it will affect their plans.

The strike was expected to begin Friday morning.

No details have been released on the contract.


Workers who would have walked off the job include administrative workers for the Edmonton Police Service and the municipal government.

Others include emergency 911 operators, helpline operators, recreation centre staff, accounting employees and clerks, as well as those who conduct criminal record checks and firearms renewals.

The Civic Services Union, which represents more than 5,000 employees, has not had a contract since 2020 and was looking for a three-year deal that would cover up to 2023 with a five-per-cent raise.

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