Ottawa: Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, who have been on strike for the past seven days, intensified their job action on Tuesday.
Striking federal public service workers circled office buildings, chanted on megaphones and played music in downtown Ottawa.
As part of their job action, they also disrupted traffic and limited the access to office buildings to back demands for higher pay and greater flexibility to work remotely.
Moreover, one group of strikers blocked cars on a bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau in Quebec where some of the biggest federal buildings are located.
On Tuesday, Treasury Board president Mona Fortier said negotiations are going between the government and members of the Public Service of Alliance of Canada to reach a fair deal for federal public service workers.
Even in the House of Commons during the question period on Tuesday, Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre and federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when will the strike by federal public service workers come to an end.
In a reply, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government believes in the power of resolving issues at the bargaining table. He said efforts are on to reach a deal that is fair for workers and reasonable for Canadians.