Sunday, February 5, 2012

Toronto reaches tentative contract deal with union

The City of Toronto and CUPE, the union representing 6,000 of its outside workers, have reportedly reached a tentative agreement that averts a work stoppage.

Mark Ferguson, president of CUPE local 416, said the talks were “one of the toughest labour negotiations in Canadian history.”

Mayor Rob Ford hailed the agreement and the “absolutely fantastic day for the taxpayers of this great city,” and said he was confident union members and City Council would ratify the deal.

Ferguson said negotiators would reconvene at 9 a.m. Monday to finalize the agreement.

Terms of the tentative pact were not disclosed.


© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

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