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Toronto – The Toronto Civic Employees’ Union, Local 416 (CUPE), has learned through the media that Ontario’s Minister of Labour has named Tim Armstrong as mediator-arbitrator in the dispute between the City of Toronto and its workers.

The parties will now enter 60 days of mediation on issues that were not resolved before the strike, followed by 60 days of arbitration, if necessary. Armstrong will act as mediator-arbitrator for both Local 416, which represents 6,800 “outside” workers, and for Local 79, which represents 17,000 “inside” workers.

Five collective agreements – one for Local 416 and four for Local 79 - must be settled during this 120 day period.


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