A conciliator is set to sit down with both sides in the Manitoba Public Insurance strike today. 

The Manitoba Government and General Employees Union - which represents the 1,700 striking workers -  says this week marks four years since its members last got a raise.

It is accusing M-P-I of disrespecting workers who have contributed to the corporation's ``success and prosperity.''

M-P-I board chair Ward Keith is blaming the union for the strike, which is in its fourth week.


with files from the Canadian Press