August 14, 2014 10:20 am

Talks between city and employees break down trying to fix pension woes

Talks between city and employees break down trying to fix pension woes

File / Global News

REGINA – They got back to the bargaining table but pension talks have broken down yet again between the city of Regina and its employer groups.

Discussions were apparently short-lived according to one of the unions.

They claim the city ‘walked away’ after trying to push forward a plan that would have seen last year’s agreement dramatically altered.

The city on the other hand says it’s surprised by the unions’ response.

City Manager Glen Davies says both sides agreed there will be future meetings.

In July we learned the pension plan for about 7,000 city employees was not in compliance with provincial legislation.

Without amendments to address a $290 million deficit it could be terminated by the end of the year.

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