Labour unrest over, city starts to reopen pools week of August 4
By Kris Scheuer
It’s finally starting to feel like summer. The weather is heating up and the strike is over – so let the celebrating begin.
One way Torontonians of all ages like to enjoy the weather is by splashing around in a pool.
The good news is all city pools and splash pads will reopen starting on August 4. For an exact schedule see list below. Continue reading →
Politicians approve contracts with CUPE locals 416 and 79
Labour disruption now over, city services start back
By Kris Scheuer
(Written July 31 for Town Crier)
The 39-day strike is now over as city council has ratified all new contracts with both unions around 6:30 tonight.
“I am very pleased to be able to advise Torontonians that the labour disruption with CUPE locals 416 and 79 is finally over with a council ratification today,” Mayor David Miller told the media following the vote.
“I wish to thank Torontonians for their patience and understanding.”
Union staff started to empty 5,000 litter bins at the strike of midnight this morning even before a council vote was held.
Now that the strike’s officially over, workers will immediately begin the work of cleaning up the 26 temporary dumps of 25,000 tonnes of trash.
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