As they enter conciliation with the city, CUPE 416 remains committed to negotiating a fair contract that protects city services for the residents of Toronto.

Earlier today, the City of Toronto announced it had requested that the province appoint a conciliation officer to assist with negotiations in late December. The City and CUPE 416 have been in contract negotiations for over three months.

“From our perspective this doesn’t really change much,” said Eddie Mariconda, president of CUPE 416. “Our goal remains the same, we are seeking a contract that protects the services that residents of Toronto use, and respects the hard work that our members do to provide these services. After some very productive negotiations, we are looking forward to working with the conciliation officer to achieve that contract.”

CUPE 416 represents approximately 5,000 outside workers with the City of Toronto. Their contract with the City of Toronto expired on December 31, 2019.