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HAMILTON CUPE Local 5167, representing Hamiltons city workers, has requested to appear before city council next week to present the unions views about the Dillon Report on harmonization of waste collection services.

We have studied the report and it is deeply flawed, says Gus Oliveira, the president of CUPE Local 5167. We think council should throw the report in the nearest blue box. We are ready to present our findings to city council. We are prepared to help the city develop what it really needsa proper, comprehensive waste management plan.

The Dillon Report was released on August 22nd. It calls for waste collection in the new City of Hamilton to be divided into six areas. Private waste management companies would collect waste in four of the six zones. Municipal workers would deliver the services in two areas of the city.

City council is expected to vote on the Dillon Report recommendations on September 12th. We are concerned that councillors are feeling under pressure to endorse the Dillon Report, says Oliveira. Our delegation will present evidence that the report has serious implications for garbage disposal. The people of Hamilton want informed decisions when it comes to waste management not quick ones.


Shannon McManus, CUPE Communications:
Gus Oliveira, CUPE Local 5167:
905-517-4105 - Cell: 905-522-0917