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Here is a comparative analysis of job security provisions prepared by Shelly Gordon, a Canadian Union of Public Employees’ researcher whose portfolio is Ontario municipalities.

While the City of Toronto is claiming that its employees all have job security, the numbers show otherwise.

  • The existing job security provision only applies to permanent employees who have 10 years of service if their jobs are threatened by contracting out. It does not apply to job loss for any other reason.
  • Any employee can be laid off for restructuring, service cutbacks, etc.
  • Over 9,000 employees of the city, many of whom have been working for the city for years, are not even permanent employees.

And, as you will see from the attached study, when comparing municipal collective agreements across Ontario and Canada, CUPE 416 and 79’s demands are more than reasonable – they are quite modest.

For more information contact:
Shannon McManus, CUPE Communications
416-540-6252 (cell)
Shelly Gordon, CUPE Research
416-988-1586 (cell)
Andrea Addario, CUPE Communications
416-738-4329 (cell)

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