CUPE 1600 on legal strike for fair contract with Toronto Zoo

TORONTO, ON – More than 400 zookeepers, horticulturists, trades people, maintenance, administration and public relations staff, concession and ride operators at Canada’s largest zoo have commenced strike action against their employer, the Toronto Zoo. “We are incredibly disappointed to have to take strike action, but the Toronto Zoo’s refusal to move on job security left…

Bargaining to resume today between CUPE 1600 and Toronto Zoo

TORONTO, ON – Following a marathon day of bargaining in which some progress was made, negotiators for Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) will return to the table this morning in an effort to conclude negotiations with the Toronto Zoo before a midnight lockout or strike deadline. “While we have…

Municipal workers and community allies to rally in support of striking Canadian Hearing Society workers Friday

WINDSOR, ON – As week four of the strike between Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) concludes, striking CHS workers in Windsor will be joined tomorrow on the picket line by their allies in the community and the labour movement.   Beginning at 12…

Union and City of Cambridge reach tentative agreement

CAMBRIDGE, ON – A tentative agreement has been reached between Local 1882 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1882), which represents 163 inside workers, and the City of Cambridge. The tentative agreement was reached in the early hours of the morning on February 23. No details will be released until both sides ratify…

City of Cambridge headed for further labour unrest

CAMBRIDGE, ON – The City of Cambridge is headed for its second municipal work stoppage this month as talks broke down between the city and Local 1882 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1882) which represents 163 inside workers for the City of Cambridge. The talks broke down over attempts by the city…