The union representing residential garbage collectors has resumed contract talks with Green for Life Environmental.

The City of Windsor hired GFL eight years ago to collect garbage as part of a contract that continues until 2024.

The workers voted 78 per cent in favour of strike action on Sunday to back contract demands.

The 44 employees of Green for Life Environmental are looking for their first collective contract.

The vice president of Unifor Local 444 Doug Boughner says the two sides are making progress in talks.

The main issue is wage improvements.

Workers currently earn between $16 and $21 an hour.