SUDBURY, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705, representing roughly 1500 inside and outside workers, has requested the assistance of a provincial conciliator in talks with the City of Greater Sudbury.

“We are not where we hoped to be,” said Darryl Taylor, president of Local 4705. “We’ve had more than 25 days of bargaining, and we are concerned that we are getting close to an impasse. We hope that the assistance of a provincial conciliator might help unlock these talks in a productive way, and we’ve made that application to the Ministry of Labour.”

The union’s collective agreement expired on March 31st, but the parties have been bargaining since early March. At this point no further talks are scheduled.

CUPE Local 4705 represents the bulk of the City’s unionized employees, including paramedics, bus drivers, pool and library workers, roads and parks workers, water and wastewater workers, garbage collectors, Ontario Works staff, clerical and technical staff, and many more.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Brady
CUPE National Representative

Andrea Addario
CUPE Communications