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, which saw them perform only the duties outlined in their job descriptions.
Details have not yet been released. The city’s most recent offer to Local 79 included a 1.25% raise every year for four years.
Lenny, a City of Toronto employee, called The Oakley Show to defend his pay and called a 1.25% annual salary increase “fair”. He argued that many of his colleagues can’t afford to live in the city, and that they only receive a 52 cents/km fuel allowance.
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