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TORONTO STAR

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Niagara Parks workers vote to strike
Nov. 17, 2006. 02:06 PM
CANADIAN PRESS

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — Employees of the Niagara Parks Commission have voted 93 per cent in favour of strike action.

The head of the union's bargaining team says they want their employer to stop contracting out their jobs.

Colin MacKenzie says all the issues have been settled except for the contracting issue.

He says there is no point having improvements to wages, benefits or working conditions if the workers don't have a job.

The more than 500 parks commission employees in Niagara Falls, Ont., tend to the grounds, perform maintenance and operate restaurants and tours.

MacKenzie says the employees could be in a legal strike position by Dec. 31.

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