5400 of the city’s outside workers including garbage collectors & parks staff have a new deal.
The majority of CUPE Local 416 members ratified their new collective agreement which includes a 5% wage hike over the next four years
and job security guaranteed to those with 15 years or more of seniority.
About 4200 voted in favour of the deal, on Thursday night, which now goes to city council for final approval on Monday.
New employees and current employees without 15 years of seniority by 2019, saw a provision protecting their jobs in the event of contracting out, disappear in the new deal.
Workers will get a 1.25% wage increase for each of the next four years and then a lump sum payment in year four which would rounding out to a total of 5%.
There were some minor cuts to benefits, like the prescribing of generic drugs.
Meanwhile Toronto’s inside workers rallied again at Nathan Phillips’ on Thursday.
Still nothing for the more than 20,000 a part of Local 79.
“We’ve worked through the mediation process to resolve some issues, but the big ones are still outstanding” said union boss Tim Maguire
Child care and recreation workers are among the employees looking for closure on a new deal.
The work to rule campaign continues with members not doing anything outside of their job description, and taking all the breaks they are entitled to.