Updated: March 14, 2020

The City of Toronto has reached a tentative agreement with Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79. The tentative agreement must now be ratified by Local 79 membership and approved by City Council.  

The City of Toronto announced its contingency plan for service delivery in the event of a labour disruption involving members of CUPE Local 79, the union representing inside workers. The City’s approximately 24,000 inside workers were in a legal work stoppage position and the City in a legal work stoppage position as of 12:01 a.m. on March 14.

The City remains prepared to respond to emergencies. Emergency response by Toronto Police, Fire Services, and Paramedic Services will not be impacted. Seniors Services and Long-Term Care, TTC, Toronto Community Housing and Toronto Water operations will continue during a labour disruption. Critical Toronto Public Health services will also continue, including infection disease monitoring and leading the City’s COVID-19 response.

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