Toronto council approves new contract for CUPE Local 416

Toronto city council voted unanimously this morning to approve a new contract for the city's outside workers represented by CUPE Local 416.

Toronto city council voted unanimously Monday to approve a new contract for the city's outside workers represented by CUPE Local 416. 

​Council voted 36-0 to approve the new contract after discussing it in an in-camera session.

​The union last week voted to ratify the new collective agreement, which gives members a five per cent raise over four years. 

The union said the majority of its 5,400 members, who had been without a contract since the end of 2015, voted in favour of the tentative deal reached Feb. 19.

Talks between the city and CUPE Local 79, which represents more than 20,000 inside workers, broke down late Saturday when the union rejected the city's latest offer. 

Local 79's members include community centre, arena and recreation employees. 


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