Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

June 22, 2012 17:14 ET

CUPE 966 and Region of Peel to Resume Negotiations Monday

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2012) - The leadership of Local 966 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 966) will return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair collective agreement with the Region of Peel on Monday.

Local 966 presented the request to resume negotiations no later than Monday, June 25, in a letter delivered to the Region yesterday.

"We are happy to get back to the table so we can negotiate a deal that is fair to the residents of Peel and to the people who provide the services those residents depend on," said Mary Jo Falle, President of Local 966.

"But to do that, we need a willing partner who is ready to negotiate. That's why we are pleased that the region has agreed to our request to resume negotiations," she added.

Members of the Local 966 Bargaining committee have developed a series of revised bargaining proposals to present to the region. Falle said the revised proposals provide a starting point to achieving a fair negotiated settlement.

Since early May, workers in the Region's Human Services (Ontario Works, Housing Services, Integrated Business Services) department have been on strike. They have since been joined by TransHelp and Public Works Employees.

Falle said vulnerable residents who rely on the services provided by Local 966 members deserve quality public services.

"We're concerned client needs aren't being met, contrary to the region's assurances to the public. We want to get back to providing quality public services, delivered by trained, experienced, hardworking staff," she said.

Contact Information

  • CUPE 966
    Mary Jo Falle

    CUPE Communications
    Kevin Wilson