A tale of 2 Toronto locals

Outside workers ratify deal while inside workers launch job action
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/07/2016

For contract negotiations with municipal workers in Toronto, it would seem like a tale of two cities.

In late February, negotiations that began in the fall between the City of Toronto and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 416 — which represents about 6,000 outside workers — turned up a four-year collective agreement that was ratified unanimously by city council and accepted by the membership.