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Collective Agreements City Of Toronto

TORONTO — The City of Toronto and the union representing its more than 20,000 workers have reached a preliminary agreement that prevents a possible work stoppage. The wage agreement is similar (and slightly less than) to other recent public sector agreements. At the end of the day, if both parties behaved completely, an arbitrator would have been called. Experience shows that arbitrators tend to use current models as a model. The collective agreements negotiated by the working committee are expected to save the city more than $140 million over the next six years. Service site update – see www.toronto.ca/returntoservices/index.htm “This agreement is timely, affordable and responsible. When the details are released after ratification by the union and the council, you will see that the agreement meets the city`s objectives,” Tory said in a statement released Saturday. Today, the City Council unanimously ratified the four (4) five-year contracts with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the union representing the city`s 24,000 workers. This follows the ratification by CUPE Local 79 members on 27 June. “Our bargaining committee has worked hard to negotiate an agreement that has improved municipal workers in every bargaining unit and recognizes the hard work our members do to deal with Toronto,” said Dave Mitchell, President of CUPE Local 79. Full-time employees in the city told us that the language of job security should be a priority, while part-time workers emphasized the desire for elevators and improved planning procedures.

I am proud that we have been able to achieve these priorities for our members in this agreement. “I am pleased that we have reached a fair agreement during these negotiations.” COVID-19 has delayed our ratification, but today we have a five-year agreement that is on time, affordable and accountable. I would like to thank our employees who continue to provide excellent services to our city during this pandemic. I appreciate their commitment and hard work for our residents. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. For the presentation of the staff presentation at today`s Council meeting, collective bargaining – Preliminary Agreements, City of Toronto TCEU Local 416 and City of Toronto and CUPE Local 79 – www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-22639.pdf Negotiations between the city and the union lasted three months. The union last month called for a non-board report that triggered a countdown to union actions, in which both sides will go on legal strike or in a lockout position. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he was “pleased” that an agreement had been reached and stressed the importance of municipal employees during the COVID 19 outbreak. Details of the interim agreement will not be published until it is ratified by union members and the City Council, which will be held in about three weeks due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Members of the Canadian Union of Local Employees 79 (CUPE Local 79) today ratified a 5-year collective agreement for their four City of Toronto bargaining units: full-time, part-time, part-time unit B and long-term care services.

Last week, the City Council approved new collective agreements with Residents 416 and 79, which save the city money and provide the services on which we depend. All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement.