Region of Peel and CUPE Local 966 Reach a Tentative Agreement for Public Works Employees
BRAMPTON, ON. (July 19, 2012) – The Region of Peel has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966, which represents more than 280 Public Works employees. The agreement will have to be presented to the unionized membership for ratification.
“We are hopeful that our employees will be back to work soon,” said David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel. “We believe the tentative agreement is fair and equitable for our Public Works employees and responsible to Peel taxpayers.”
Public Works employees have been on strike since June 4. The Region of Peel’s previous offer of settlement to CUPE Local 966 for Public Works employees was voted down by union members on July 4, but ratified by Regional Council on July 5.
Last week, more than 600 unionized employees in Human Services and TransHelp returned to work after the Region and CUPE Local 966 ratified collective agreements. Earlier in the year, the Region and CUPE
Local 966 ratified a collective agreement for Public Health employees.
Throughout the labour disruption, the vast majority of Regional services continue to be maintained for residents and customers. For more 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.