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For Immediate Release:
July 6, 2012
 
 

Region of Peel Striking Employees Return to Work Next Week

BRAMPTON, ON. (July 6, 2012) – The Region of Peel is pleased to announce that approximately 600 Human Services and TransHelp employees who were on strike will return to work on July 10.

Yesterday, Regional Council ratified the Collective Agreements between the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing employees in Human Services and TransHelp. Today the Return to Work protocols were signed and approved by CUPE members in Human Services and TransHelp.

"We welcome the news that our unionized Human Services and TransHelp employees will be returning back to work next week," said Regional Chair and CEO Emil Kolb. "As a government, we are responsible for using taxpayer dollars efficiently and we are pleased that we were able to negotiate fair and equitable agreements for our staff.."

On July 4, Public Works employees, also represented by CUPE Local 966, rejected the Region's final offer; however, this offer was ratified by Regional Council on July 5.

"We are disappointed that we were unable to reach an agreement with unionized Public Works employees," added Kolb. "We remain optimistic that a fair agreement can be reached. Until then, Public Works employees remain on strike."

The Return to Work protocols for Human Services and TransHelp are available on the Region of Peel's website at peelregion.ca.

REGIONAL SERVICES UPDATE
The vast majority of Regional services continue to be maintained for residents and customers.

Yard Waste Pick-Up
Bi-weekly yard waste collection will start on Monday, July 9 in Brampton and Mississauga. Residents should refer to their Waste Management Guide or visit peelregion.ca for their area's collection schedule. Curbside collection of all materials continues.

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs)
The Bolton, Brampton and Fewster CRCs are open during regularly scheduled hours of operation. Residents dropping off items at these CRCs may experience significant delays. The Caledon and Battleford CRCs remain closed. Wait times at the CRCs are available on peelregion.ca.

Human Services

7120 Hurontario St., Mississauga –  modified hours

From July 10 to July 16 this office and the Employment Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for walk-in enquiries, pre-booked appointments and access to the employment resource centre computers. You may speak with your Caseworker by calling their direct extension. Regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume on July 17.

10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton – modified hours

From July 10 to July 16 this office and the Employment Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for walk-in enquiries, pre-booked appointments and access to the employment resource centre computers. You may speak with your Caseworker by calling their direct extension. Regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume as of July 17.

  • Ontario Works: 905-793-9200 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Housing Subsidy: 905-453-1300 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Child Care Subsidy: 905-791-1585 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • IVR is available for Ontario Works clients at 1-800-808-2268, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Please visit peelregion.ca for more information.

TransHelp Services
TransHelp services will be business as usual beginning July 10.

Visit peelregion.ca for the most up-to-date service information or call the Region of Peel at 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.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Karen Flores
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4675
Karen.Flores@peelregion.ca

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


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