After weeks of intense bargaining, CUPE Local 79 has agreed to terms on a tentative, four-year contract with the City.
The union, which represents over 23, 000 inside workers, including those employed in city-run day cares, social services and public health, were into the second week of a work to rule campaign.
Workers were taking all scheduled breaks and lunches, and only performing duties outlined in their job descriptions.
“In every round of bargaining, you set out to get the best deal possible at that time, under those circumstances. While this was a very difficult round of negotiations, we believe we have secured the best possible collective agreements for our members, ensuring they will continue to be able to deliver the great services Toronto residents depend on.” – Tim Maguire, President of Local 79.
Maguire, who will be speaking publicly Thursday morning, says the bargaining committee will be recommending acceptance of the deal to members.
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