City of Kimberley, union schedule further mediation

Talks scheduled with mediator Grant MacArthur August 9

The City has issued a press release regarding labour negotiations.

Scheduled mediation talks between the City of Kimberley and United Steelworkers Local 1-405 on Wednesday have resulted in the parties being able to come to agreement on essential service levels in the event of a work stoppage, says a City press release issued Thursday afternoon.

Going into mediation with Labour Relations Board mediator Grant MacArthur, both sides had indicated they would like to included collective agreement talks as well.

In the City release, CAO Scott Sommerville says further proposals were exchanged and both parties have agreed to another day of mediation. That will not happen, however, until August 9.