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June 26, 2009
Media Advisory: City of Toronto will continue to work through weekend to reach a negotiated settlement
  
Media Briefings

The City of Toronto will not be holding media briefings on Saturday, June 27 or Sunday, June 28. The City will immediately issue news releases and/or hold a news conference if any major developments occur over the weekend.

The City continues to bargain with both the Toronto Civic Employees' Union Local 416 (CUPE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 with the goal of reaching a negotiated settlement. The City remains committed to negotiating until a settlement is reached.

The City continues to believe that the collective agreements being negotiated must be fair to employees, affordable to the City and contain changes required to continue to provide the vast number of services the City delivers within Toronto's many diverse communities.

Police, Fire, TTC and Long Term Care Homes & Services (Homes for the Aged) will not be affected by a labour disruption. Emergency calls for ambulance/paramedic services will continue as usual. Non-emergency and low priority calls may be affected.

Resident and businesses with questions about the contingency plan may contact Access Toronto by calling at 416-338-0338 / TTY 416-338-0889. Access Toronto is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and therefore residents may call after normal business hours when call volumes may be lower. Updated information about City services and programs is also available at http://www.toronto.ca.

Media contact:
City of Toronto Media Relations line during the labour disruption - 416-338-7768.
Public information:
call Access Toronto, seven days a week, 24 hours at day, at 416-338-0338


 

 

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