Cleaners who work in government buildings are threatening to strike if negotiations with their employer don’t go their way.
The cleaners, who are members of the Service Employees International Union, work for Ottawa-based Evripos Janitorial Services. The company has contracts to clean a number of federal government buildings in the region.
The workers are asking for more money and better benefits as part of negotiations on a new contract that are set to begin next month.
The union says it is also planning to “take action” on behalf of another group of its members who also work for Evripos.
It says the company refused to negotiate with unionized workers when it won a contract to clean a federal building in Gatineau and instead relocated most of the workers to non-unionized sites.