Canadian Hearing Society enters mediated talks with workers after 8 weeks on strike

The Canadian Hearing Society and the union representing striking workers will enter mediated talks today.

The negotiations are set to run through Sunday.

The 227 workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees have been off the job for 8 weeks.

Both sides have agreed to a communications blackout as long as talks continue.

The workers serve the deaf and hard of hearing as counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists and interpreters.