Strike Vote Set For Windsor Star Workers

A strike vote will be held this Sunday for unionized workers at the Windsor Star.

Chair of the Joint Council of Unions Julie Kotsis says, the union and employer recently met for five days but could not reach a tentative agreement.

She says the two sides are still far apart on many issues including pension and benefits.

Kotsis says the employer is demanding cuts.

The joint council represents 180 Windsor Star workers, both at the printing plant and downtown.

The workers have been without a contract for more than a year.

Their last deal expired on December 31, 2016.

The council and employer also met last summer but failed to get a tentative deal.

Sunday's strike vote is set for noon.