Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 17, 2012 11:04 ET

CUPE 966 Ontario Works members reject Region of Peel offer

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966, Ontario Works Unit, last night, rejected an offer from the Region of Peel.

"Our members have spoken very clearly," said Mary Jo Falle, president of CUPE 966. "They will not be treated as second-class workers. As it stands, they are offering us a two-tier system and that is not acceptable."

The Region of Peel is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada with a very diverse population. Peel delivers services to 1.3 million residents in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

"If the Region is going to continue to increase its capacity and provide quality services to its ever-increasing population, it's reasonable to expect them to treat their employees with respect and dignity," said Michel Revelin, vice-president of Local 966.

"While others are moving forward in the Region, the administration is asking our front line workers to go backwards. This is not conducive to a healthy and productive workforce.

"We are standing strong not just for our Ontario Works members, but also for our other Local 966 brothers and sisters and for the non-union employees as well. Public employees have traditionally set the bar for workers," Falle concluded.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Local 966
    Mary Jo Falle
    (289) 233-3714

    CUPE Local 966
    Michel Revelin
    (416) 822-3779

    CUPE National Representative
    Helen Manning
    (416) 220-9794

    CUPE Communications
    Wendy Forbes
    (416) 892-8716