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For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2012

Statement From the Region of Peel
Public Works Bargaining Update

BRAMPTON, ON. (July 12, 2012) Ė The Region of Peel has been in negotiations with CUPE Local 966 for the last six months.†In that time the Region has negotiated and ratified collective agreements with three of its bargaining units.

The collective agreements with Public Health, Human Services and TransHelp are all within the mandate that was given to the Regionís bargaining committees by Regional Council.

Unfortunately, despite its best efforts, the Region has been unable to achieve an agreement with Public Works staff, who have been on strike since June 4, 2012.†This is despite six bargaining sessions that have been held over two months.

On July 5, Regional Council ratified the Regionís offer of settlement with Public Works. This offer like the three other deals that were ratified, is within the mandate and is fair to employees and responsible to the residents and taxpayers of Peel region.

The Region remains hopeful that the Public Works bargaining unit and the Region of Peel will achieve a settlement, and that employees will be back to work soon.

Steve Davis, Acting Director of Human Resources, is available for comment.

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.



Cliff Luis
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4570

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



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