MISSISSAUGA, ON – A tentative agreement was reached late last night between Ontario Works employees who have been on strike for 13 days – since May 3 – and the Region of Peel.
“We are planning a ratification vote with our members this evening,” said Mary Jo Falle, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966. “Until both sides ratify the agreement, details must remain confidential. However, I can say that the Bargaining Committee is recommending the tentative settlement.”
“It was a very difficult round of bargaining which ended early this morning after a marathon 16 hours at the table,” said Michel Revelin, vice-president of CUPE Local 966.
CUPE Local 966, Public Works unit, requested a “no board” on Friday, May 11, and are in a legal strike/lockout position the first week of June.
“Peel Public Works has the highest level of technology in water distribution in Canada,” continued Revelin. “The Region has the cleanest and safest quality of water in the country,” he concluded.
CUPE Local 966, Transhelp unit, begins negotiations with the Region of Peel through a conciliator tomorrow, Thursday, May 17.
For more information, please contact:
Mary Jo Falle
President, CUPE Local 966
Vice-President, CUPE Local 966
CUPE National Representative