Statement from TCEU Local 416 – CUPE and the City of Toronto

Feb 26, 2020

 Statement from TCEU Local 416 – CUPE and the City of Toronto 

The TCEU Local 416 – CUPE and the City of Toronto have been in collective bargaining since September, including for the last month with the assistance of a Ministry of Labour appointed conciliation officer. In this time, the bargaining committees have reached agreement on some issues, with other issues outstanding. 

In an effort to continue to work to reach a negotiated collective agreement, the bargaining committees have agreed to the following: 

  • To jointly retain William Kaplan to act as a mediator between the parties, and 
  • To extend the strike deadline by 48 hours to Saturday, February 29 at 12:01 a.m. 

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Media contacts: 

Brad Ross, Strategic Communications, 416-919-6500, 
Matthew Stella, CUPE,

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