Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

January 27, 2011 11:45 ET

Peel's CUPE 966 Ontario Works Unit Reaches Tentative Agreement

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2011) - People working for Ontario Works and Human Service Division in the Region of Peel, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966, reached a tentative settlement late in the night with the administration, averting a possible strike or lockout.

The bargaining committee for this unit will recommend the proposed settlement to the members next week. Meeting date and location will be announced to the membership shortly.

Details of the proposed collective agreement will not be released until CUPE 966 members have had an opportunity to review all details and vote on the recommendations. The Region of Peel Council will also have to vote to ratify the agreement.

"We are very happy that we have been able to avoid disruption in services to the most vulnerable people that we serve," said Mary-Jo Falle, CUPE 966 President.

In addition, CUPE 966 Ontario Works Unit stands in solidarity with our other unit representing the Public Nurses, who are still in conciliation to have the Peel's Administration make them a better offer.

Contact Information

  • Mary-Jo Falle
    CUPE 966 President
    Helen Gibb-Gavel
    CUPE National Representative
    Christian Martel
    CUPE Communications
    Cell: 647-270-6775