A mediator will try to end the contract dispute with 2,700 health care workers in the province.

The Health Sciences Association of Saskatchewan and the health organizations have agreed to resume conciliation talks on Friday.

Veteran labour mediator Fred Cuddington will try to steer both sides to a settlement.

Yesterday, 27 respiratory therapists, hospital pharmacists and others walked out to back the contract demand for higher pay.

The union has promised no other workers will strike while talks are underway.