Today, City Council unanimously ratified the four (4) five-year agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the union representing the City’s 24,000 inside workers. This follows the ratification by CUPE Local 79 members on June 27.
The City and the union reached a negotiated settlement in March 2020, however the COVID-19 response efforts prevented ratification until now.
The details of the 5-year agreement include:
CUPE Local 79 represents four bargaining units: Full-time; Unit B, Part-time; Long-Term Care Homes & Services, Part-time; and Recreation Workers, Part-time.
In March, the City reached a final agreement with TCEU Local 416 that was also ratified by the union membership and approved by City Council.
“I’m pleased that we came to a fair agreement in these negotiations. COVID-19 delayed our ratification, but today we have a five-year agreement that is timely, affordable, and responsible. I’d like to thank our staff who are continuing to deliver excellent services for our city during this pandemic. I appreciate their dedication and hard work for our residents.”
– Mayor John Tory
“The bargaining committees for both City and CUPE Local 79 worked hard to come to an agreement without a labour disruption. I thank them for their efforts in delivering a fair outcome for both employees and the residents of our city.”
– Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong, Chair of the Collective Bargaining Subcommittee
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