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BRAMPTON, ON – People working for Ontario Works and Human Service Division in the Region of Peel, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966, have reached a tentative settlement late in the night with the administration, averting a possible strike or lockout.

The bargaining committee for this unit will recommend the proposed settlement to the members next week. Meeting date and location will be announced to the membership shortly.

Details of the proposed collective agreement will not be released until CUPE 966 members have had an opportunity to review all details and vote on the recommendations. The Region of Peel Council will also vote to ratify the agreement.

We are very happy that we have been able to avoid disruption in services to the most vulnerable people that we serve,” said Mary-Jo Falle, CUPE 966 president.

“In addition, the CUPE 966 Ontario Works unit stands in solidarity with our other unit representing the public nurses, who are still in conciliation to have Peel’s administration make them a better offer.”

For more information, contact:

Mary-Jo Falle, CUPE 966 President, 905-502-6599
Helen Gibb-Gavel, CUPE National Representative, 905-568-4664
Christian Martel, CUPE Communications: 647-270-6775 (cell)