Power plant operators at Western begin strike


Operating engineers at Western University officially went on strike last week. Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 772, said that a key issue is a wage cap that keeps raises to 1% a year. The union says that this has led to a staffing shortage and a lack of applicants for positions. In a statement in the , Western indicated that classes, exams, activities, and services will not be interrupted due to the strike and that the school remains open.

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