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City, CUPE off to mediation

The City of Kelowna and its unionized employees are again turning to a mediator in efforts to hammer out a new collective agreement.

City human resources director, Stu Leatherdale, confirms a mediator is scheduled to join talks between the city and CUPE Local 338.

Leatherdale says a series of mediation sessions have been booked beginning July 10.

The last contract, agreed to in January of 2011 also came about with the assistance of a mediator.

In that case the two sides had been working toward a contract for more than a year.

That contract gave workers a 5.5 per cent wage increase over the course of a four year contract.

Late last month union members voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action to back contract demands.

As per an agreement neither side will give specifics as to what those demands might be or what the City is offering away from the bargaining table.

The previous agreement expired Dec 31, 2013.

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