The union representing about 5,000 outside workers has reached a tentative deal with the city after marathon talks lasted through the night.
The two sides negotiated pas the midnight deadline and CUPE Local 416 spokesperson Matt Alloway emerged at 11:15 am for a short presser to say a deal had been reached.
He said “This has been a very difficult and challenging round of bargaining, but we have emerged from the process with a tentative agreement.” He commended the bargaining team for their hard work and dedication and said the union will be presenting the deal to its members in the coming days.
CUPE Local 79 represents the city’s 23,000 inside workers and they are still at the bargaining table just hours away from a strike or lockout deadline.
No details of the tentative agreement were released.
Mayor John Tory is expected to speak at noon on to provide an update on the status of negotiations with CUPE Local 416.
I remain confident that Local 79 will continue to work with us to find an agreement that is fair to their members and to people of Toronto.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) February 19, 2016