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For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2012

Human Services Employees in Peel Region on Strike

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 3, 2012) The Region of Peel advises that unionized Human Services employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 are on strike effective today, Thursday, May 3, 2012.

Through this labour disruption, serving client needs continues to be a priority. Emergency situations will be dealt with and Ontario Works payments, child care and housing subsidies will not be interrupted.

Clients and residents are asked to please be patient as they may experience delays on-site or on the phone. Where possible, please complete your application online at www.peelregion.ca/hsapply or through the mail.

As a result of the strike, the following Human Services programs and services are affected

10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton Human Services Reception

Closed. Clients are asked to access the 7120 Hurontario location in Mississauga. Employment Resource Centre will be closed.

7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga Human Services Reception

Open Monday to Friday, with reduced hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for pre-booked appointments.
Employment Resource Centre will be closed.

Ontario Works

Applications will continue to be taken and clients will continue to receive their social assistance payments.

Housing Subsidy and Housing Waitlist

Applications will continue to be taken and applicants on the subsidy wait list will continue to be placed as units become available.

Child Care Subsidy

Applications will continue to be taken and children on the subsidy wait list will continue to be placed as spaces become available.

Employment Resource Centres Brampton and Mississauga locations

Closed. Clients currently attending or registered to begin employment training programs at non-Regional facilities will be able to attend during the disruption.

Visit peelregion.ca for further updates related to the labour disruption.

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
416-458-4668 (Cell)

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



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