Update on Labour Strike


 Region of Peel Striking Employees Will Return to Work on Tuesday

BRAMPTON, ON. (July 6, 2012) – The Region of Peel is pleased to announce that approximately 600 Human Services and TransHelp employees who were on strike will return to work on July 10.

Yesterday, Regional Council ratified the Collective Agreements between the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing employees in Human Services and TransHelp. Today the Return to Work protocols were signed and approved by CUPE members in Human Services and TransHelp.

“We welcome the news that our unionized Human Services and TransHelp employees will be returning back to work next week,” said Regional Chair and CEO Emil Kolb. “As a government, we are responsible for using taxpayer dollars efficiently and we are pleased that we were able to negotiate fair and equitable agreements for our staff..” 

On July 4, Public Works employees, also represented by CUPE Local 966, rejected the Region’s final offer; however, this offer was ratified by Regional Council on July 5.

“We are disappointed that we were unable to reach an agreement with unionized Public Works employees,” added Kolb. “We remain optimistic that a fair agreement can be reached. Until then, Public Works employees remain on strike.”

The Return to Work protocols for Human Services and TransHelp are available on the Region of Peel’s website at peelregion.ca.

The vast majority of Regional services continue to be maintained for residents and customers.

Yard Waste Pick-Up
Bi-weekly yard waste collection will start on Monday, July 9 in Brampton and Mississauga. Residents should refer to their Waste Management Guide or visit peelregion.ca for their area’s collection schedule. Curbside collection of all materials continues.

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) 
The Bolton, Brampton and Fewster CRCs are open during regularly scheduled hours of operation. Residents dropping off items at these CRCs may experience significant delays. The Caledon and Battleford CRCs remain closed. Wait times at the CRCs are available onpeelregion.ca.

Human Services 
Beginning July 10, the Human Services office and Employment Resource Centre at 10 Peel Centre Dr. in Brampton will reopen from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Human Services office at 7120 Hurontario St. in Mississauga remains open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Employment Resource Centre at this location will reopen from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applications for Ontario Works as well as housing and child care subsidies can be completed via telephone or online. Please visit peelregion.ca for more information.

TransHelp Services
TransHelp services will be business as usual beginning July 10.

Visit peelregion.ca for the most up-to-date service information or call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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  • I hope all went well for both sides and there will be no ill feelings. I know from experience that there are no winners in a labour strike. The longer it last’s the more everyone looses. Glad for everyone it’s over.