According to Harry Ghabban, eastern Ontario director for the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), which represents the 25 striking workers in Ottawa, employees in that office were presented with a list of demands that would amount to "significant concessions from the employees."
Cision once again stated that it can't go into specifics about negotiations.
Employees in Quebec City and Montreal are represented by another union and are also in the midst of contract negotiations, but are not on strike. However, Ghabban said there has to be a show of solidarity.
"It isn't about money as in wages," said Ghabban. "We told them we understood that it's tough economic times, and we are willing to take a wage freeze and [make other concessions]. We're completely shocked at the way they came after us in this round of bargaining."