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“All the employees are looking for is to have a fair deal”

CAA workers in some parts of Ontario are set to strike today, but emergency roadside assistance will continue as normal, the company said.

CAA workers in some parts of Ontario are set to strike today, but emergency roadside assistance will continue as normal, the company said.

The Canadian Automobile Association employees planning to strike include travel agents, service consultants and insurance agents.

They work out of offices in and around Toronto, Barrie, Orillia, Oshawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Simcoe and St. Thomas.

Stores will be closed but CAA says members can still make travel bookings, renew memberships and buy insurance by phone or Internet.

The employees are represented by the United Steelworkers and the Canadian Auto Workers unions, who said talks broke down yesterday morning.

Stuart Deans, a spokesman for the USW, said the dispute is over a two per cent annual wage increase.

“We want the public to put the pressure on the company and say we provide an essential service to the public and all the employees are looking for is to have a fair deal,” he said.

 
 
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