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July 11, 2002
Province passes back-to-work legislation City begins resumption of services
The provincial government today passed back-to-work legislation ending a legal
strike by City of Toronto workers.

The City's priority is to re-establish normal services as quickly as possible.
However, residents and businesses are asked to be patient as the clean-up of
the City will take time, as areas requiring immediate attention are looked
after as quickly as practical.

City services will return to normal levels over the coming days and weeks as
staff return to their regular duties, the clean-up of waste sites begins and
arrangements are made for parks and recreation programs to resume.

The City of Toronto has always sought a negotiated settlement and will
co-operate with the provincial mediator/arbitrator and the union in continuing
to try to achieve this settlement.

More detailed information including specific dates, locations and instructions will be
communicated to city residents tomorrow, over the weekend and early next week.

The City will issue news releases and update the City of Toronto Web site
frequently with information on the implementation of its plan for the return to
normal service.

Members of the public can obtain up-to-date information on the availability of
City services by calling Access Toronto at 416-338-0338. Access Toronto will be
open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 12 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.

Media Contact
Access Toronto



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