A strike mandate has been declared after talks between the Yukon Hospital Corporation and its workers broke down.
The hospital employees in Watson Lake, Dawson City and Whitehorse, represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, voted last week 87 per cent in favour to support their bargaining team and strike if necessary.
The impasse is over pension protection and a concession free contract, according to a news release from Yukon Employees’ Union yesterday.
YEU President Steve Geick said he hopes both sides can come back to the bargaining table.
“The workers’ pension request is non-monetary and should be an easy fix for the employer,” he wrote.
The workers’ previous collective agreement, a four-year contract, expired Aug. 31 2014, according to the YEU website.