City of Toronto’s bargaining proposal raises questions

Legislated settlement won’t serve city’s goal in overhauling current contract: Experts
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/22/2011

Back in 2009, before Rob Ford became mayor of Toronto, he was one of several city councillors demanding the provincial government order striking city employees back to work.

But York University law professor David Doorey says that’s unlikely to be the mayor’s wishes this time around if the city and its outside workers can’t reach a new collective agreement.

The deal signed following a 36-day strike two years ago expires at the end of the year.