The city’s inside workers have voted in favor of a collective agreement which was recently accepted by the union.
This covers CUPE Local 79’s full-time, part-time recreation, as well as part-time Unit B members.
A fourth unit will be addressed in binding arbitration, as those members, who work part-time in long-term care facilities, do not have the right to strike.
In a statement, Union President Tim Maguire says “We are pleased our members ratified the agreements we negotiated, made possible because of the strength they showed during bargaining. We achieved some improvements and more important, pushed back serious concessions that would have hurt both the quality of city services and city jobs. But our work is not done yet, and we will focus our strength on improving jobs and city services that build better lives for all of us.”
Details of the vote will not be released.