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Ontario jail guards, government aim to avoid strike in last-minute meeting (Toronto Star)

The union for jail guards and probation officers will meet with the Ontario government Friday in a last-ditch attempt at reaching a contract deal ahead of a looming strike date.

Smokey Thomas, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), said the two sides have agreed to meet with a mediator ahead of Sunday at 12:01 a.m., when the workers are in legal strike position. Click here to read the full article.

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