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For Immediate Release:
May 17, 2012

Human Services Union Membership Rejects Tentative Agreement

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 17, 2012) – The Region of Peel is disappointed that the tentative agreement reached between the Region and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing the unionized Human Services employees was not ratified by the membership.

“The tentative deal was fair and equitable for all Regional employees and our taxpayers,” said Steve Davis, Acting Director of Human Resources. “We were hoping to have our employees back to work within the next few days.”

The deal, reached on May 16, provided the following:

  • 2 per cent wage increase starting January 1, 2012;
  • 1 per cent wage increase starting July 1, 2013;
  • 1 per cent wage increase starting January 1, 2014;
  • A six-day annual cap on incidental absence days per employee;
  • A cap on orthopedic inserts;
  • End of employer coverage of the Ontario Health Premium.

“The changes to this collective agreement harmonizes a number of practices with other collective agreements at the Region and aligns it more closely with non-bargaining compensation,” added Davis.

Providing public service to all residents, especially those in need of social assistance and supports, remains the priority of the Region even during this labour disruption.

For information and questions about the availability of services, please visit peelregion.ca or call 905-791-7800.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.



Jennifer Marvin
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4668

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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