City of Toronto Bargaining

At the City of Toronto, we rely on our employees to deliver the best services to our residents and businesses. We are currently in collective bargaining with TCEU Local 416 – CUPE and CUPE Local 79, the unions representing our outside and inside workers. The City’s goal is to renew collective agreements that are sustainable, build on the progress we have made in previous rounds of bargaining, and enable the City to continue to provide high-quality services in an efficient and effective manner.


The City supports employees' rights to take extended pregnancy and parental leave and provides one of the most generous pregnancy and parental leaves in the public sector. In fact, the City’s pregnancy and parental leave is one of the items cited in our Top 100...

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One of the key issues being discussed at Conciliation is benefits.City of Toronto staff enjoy a benefits package that is amongst the best in the municipal sector. The City pays a considerable amount to provide these benefits and the cost of providing benefits...

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Public sector employers, including the City of Toronto, have long sought to secure collective agreements that allow them the operational flexibility to deliver municipal services in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Public sector unions have long...

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City of Toronto requests No Board Report

The bargaining teams for the City of Toronto and TCEU Local 416 - CUPE, the union representing City outside workers, have been in collective bargaining for more than four months. Over this time, the goal has been to reach a negotiated settlement that is fair for our...

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Update – January 29, 2020

TCEU LOCAL 416 CUPE On Wednesday the bargaining teams for the City and CUPE local 416 will continue bargaining with the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliation officer. The bargaining teams last met on December 13, 2019. The City remains committed to...

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Update – January 9, 2020

The City of Toronto is currently in collective bargaining with TCEU Local 416 - CUPE (outside) and CUPE Local 79 (inside). The collective agreements for both Local 416 and Local 79 expired on December 31, 2019. The City of Toronto is one of the fastest growing cities...

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