Some residents in Peel region may see missed garbage pickups or delays in their curbside collection in the coming days.
As of midnight on Wednesday, more than 100 employees of Emterra Waste Management, one of two companies contracted to collect garbage in Peel, will be in legal strike position.
Areas affected are in the West and Northwest region which would impact 140,000 or more households.
“It is important that our residents are proactively aware of the potential impacts to their waste collection services if there is a labour disruption,” remarks Dan Labrecque, the Region of Peel’s Commissioner of Public Works. “We will ensure residents know where to get up-to-date information and how to manage their households’ waste if a collection strike is confirmed”
Talks between Emterra and the union (LiUNA Local 183) broke down on Wednesday afternoon, and the parties are not currently at the negotiating table.
News Release. Ongoing Labour Negotiations in Peel Region: Possible Disruptions to Curbside Waste Collection. https://t.co/MWnPzDluBG
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