CUPE 302, representing 138 blue collar municipal workers, has been locked in a bitter strike with the city for more than a year, fighting off concessions and layoffs.
An investigation in August revealed that municipal administrators were using companies to maintain parks and scabs to perform such jobs as lifeguards at municipal pools. The local has also found evidence that unqualified managers are performing tasks normally carried out by the striking workers.
The city faces heavy fines for contravening the provincial code. Yet the city continues to dispute the facts of the case.