STATEMENT: City of Toronto requests conciliation as it bargains with TCEU Local 416- CUPE

The bargaining committees for the City of Toronto and TCEU Local 416- CUPE have been in collective bargaining for more than three months with the aim of achieving a renewed collective agreement. To date, the parties have reached agreement on a number of items.

As is the norm in the course of bargaining, late last month the City requested that the Province appoint a conciliation officer to assist with negotiations. The City looks forward to working with the conciliation officer to achieve a negotiated collective agreement with Local 416.

Collective bargaining with CUPE Local 79 remains ongoing.

The City’s objective is to negotiate a collective agreement that builds on previous rounds of bargaining, an agreement that is fair and reflects the important role City employees play in Toronto, and one that is affordable for the city’s residents and businesses.

The collective agreements for both Local 416 and Local 79 expired on December 31, 2019.