CUPE files grievance after deletion of City of Toronto positions

Employer argued it acted in accordance with the collective agreement
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 05/09/2016

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 filed two grievances against the City of Toronto, claiming the employer violated the parties’ collective agreement in its handling of several permanent payroll program assistant (PPA2) positions.

In the first grievance, the union claimed the employer violated the collective agreement when it deleted a number of PPA2 positions, when the union argued work continued to exist.

In the second grievance, the union argued the employer breached the parties’ agreement by failing to post vacancies in the PPA2 classification in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation division.