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Sunday September 8th, 2013

Posted at 2:00pm

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Picket lines started going up around the University of Windsor just after 11am Sunday morning, after talks broke off just after midnight between the University and CUPE 1393.

The University says that they will remain open and that classes will continue during the work stoppage.

The St. Denis Centre Forge is currently shut down and the University has significantly scaled back its 50th Anniversary celebration.

On Thursday, CUPE said that they were seeking modest improvements to wages and to maintain existing job security and job evaluation provisions.

CUPE 1393 says they represent 281 skilled trades, professional, and technical employees including systems programmers, equipment technicians, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters, database administrators, therapists, graphic designers, audio engineers, nurses, development officers, writers, communicators, specialists, coordinators and advisers.

Officials at the University say that they will do everything they can to minimize the disruption. They direct everyone to the Bargaining Unit’s Website found here to see what services may be limited or discontinued during the work stoppage.

No new talks between the University and CUPE 1393 are scheduled at this time.

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