A work-to-rule campaign began Monday morning for Toronto’s 23,000 inside workers as weekend negotiations between CUPE Local 79 and the City of Toronto slowed.
CUPE 79 president Tim Maguire said that he was “disappointed” with the slow pace of talks. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he, too, was disappointed that CUPE 79 has decided to pursue job action.
Maguire pointed out that the current job action would not disrupt city services. Workers will simply decline any work outside of their job descriptions.
The union argues that many of their members skip breaks or take short ones on a regular basis, go home late because of longer than expected shifts, and even work for free.
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