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Toronto – The Toronto Civic Employees’ Union, Local 416 (CUPE) will commence formal mediation with the City today, in the presence of mediator-arbitrator Tim Armstrong. As set out in back-to-work legislation passed by Queen’s Park, the mediation process will take up to six days.

At the end of those six days, the City and the mediator will move on to mediation with Local 79. The parties have a total of 60 days in which to complete the mediation process for both locals.

If the parties do not come to agreement on all outstanding issues during the mediation process, they will move into formal arbitration with Mr. Armstrong.


For further information:
Andrea Addario, CUPE Communications,
(416) 738-4329 (cell)