PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — According to a statement released by the Philadelphia Fraternal Order Of Police, contracts talks between SEPTA representatives and the FOP have broken down.

The two sides came together for five hours Thursday to discuss a possible solution to the ongoing transit police strike, when according to the statement, SEPTA representatives walked out on negotiations.

“The FOTP continued to negotiate for 12 months without a contract because we are committed to the safety of the riding public; and we remain committed and willing to hear proposals for getting to a fair agreement,” said FOTP President Richard Neal, Jr.

At this time the Transit Police are still on strike and there are no additional talks scheduled.

The big issue, according to the union, is a difference of $200,000, or 50 cents more per hour for the officers because of certification training.

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