Metropolis and outdoors employees union to renew negotiations forward of Feb. 27 date for potential labour motion

Chris Fox,

Revealed Friday, February 14, 2020 three:46PM EST

Final Up to date Friday, February 14, 2020 three:53PM EST

The town and a union representing its exterior employees have agreed to renew negotiations with either side now lower than two weeks away from being in a authorized strike or lockout place.

The town requested the Ministry of Labour for a no-board report earlier this month, citing a “lack of progress” in negotiations.

The transfer began the clock for a possible work stoppage by making certain that either side could be in a authorized strike/lockout place at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 27

The town, nonetheless, has maintained that it stays dedicated to reaching a negotiated settlement.

In an announcement issued on Friday, Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong mentioned that whereas a conciliator appointed by the Ministry of Labour is not going to be accessible till Feb. 22, either side have agreed to satisfy with out the help of the conciliator on Feb. 18.

CUPE Native 416 represents town’s 5,000 exterior employees, together with snow plow operators, paramedics, rubbish collectors, and park workers.

The union’s earlier contract with town expired on Dec. 31.

The union representing town’s inside employees, CUPE Native 79, has additionally been with no contract since Dec. 31. In his assertion, Minnan-Wong mentioned thatboth sides “stay in dialogue and count on the appointment of a Ministry of Labour conciliation officer shortly.”