Toronto council approves new contract for 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.
Council has approve contract with CUPE 416 36-0. Now the attention turns to 79 and who will blink first.—@StrashinCBC
Why did 416 ratify it DM Minnan Wong asks? "Because it's a good deal...it takes two to come to an agreement." <a href="https://t.co/5HhwNOVcPe">pic.twitter.com/5HhwNOVcPe</a>—@StrashinCBC