MONCTON, N.B. – Talks have broken off between the City of Moncton and the union representing locked-out Codiac Transpo workers.

It was just the second day of mediated talks between the two sides.

Local union president George Turple says he’s disappointed.

He says the city has turned down their proposals addressing a number of outstanding issues, and have refused to take the matter to an independent third party.

“They’ve left us with no avenues whatsoever.  They walked away from the table.   They are not negotiating; they have not been negotiating.  Everything is take it or leave it.”

Meanwhile, city spokesman Jacques Dube says they will have to go to council to get further advice.

About 90 Codiac Transpo employees were in a legal strike position when they were locked out by the city on June 27th.

The main sticking points are wages and contract language