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.
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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.