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GIL strike deadline extended

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(GULEPH) – Both sides in the contract dispute at Guelph Independent Living have agreed to extend a strike deadline by 60 days to Jan. 13, 2011.

The extension came only hours before OPSEU Local 203, representing more than 75 staff at the facility, would have been in a legal position to walk off the job.

Representatives for Local 203 and the employer have agreed to a ban on the release of any further information.

GIL staff work with people with physical disabilities and the elderly. They voted to join OPSEU in October, 2009, and have been in negotiations for a first contract since January.