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TORONTO — The union representing the majority of the City of Toronto employees has decided to submit the City’s final contract offer to a membership vote on Wednesday, March 28.

Tim Maguire, president of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), said the union decided to submit the offer for a vote of its approximately 20,000 members after the City decided to end negotiations on key outstanding issues. The current contract will be extended until the vote is held.

Maguire said the Local’s Bargaining Committee would not make any recommendation to the membership on whether the offer should be accepted or rejected. “It’s time to let the members decide for themselves,” he said.

Details of the offer will be disclosed at three voting locations, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. “The City’s final offer contains significant changes to their collective agreements. We strongly encourage our members to attend, become well informed, reflect thoughtfully and vote accordingly.”

For more information, please contact:

Cim Nunn
CUPE Communications