As talks break down, CUPE 1600 calls out Toronto Zoo and City-what is their real agenda?

Toronto, ON—Negotiations to settle the week-long strike between Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) and the Toronto Zoo broke down following the Zoo’s refusal to provide any rational around why they insist on changes to the collective agreement that only hurt the important work of the zoo “It is incredibly…

With 95% of the job done, CUPE 1600 waiting for response from Toronto Zoo to ‘finish the job’ and settle strike

TORONTO – Negotiations between Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) and the Toronto Zoo have ended with no further talks scheduled at this time. “At this time, we are waiting for the Zoo’s negotiating team to respond to our last offer,” said CUPE 1600 President Christine McKenzie. “We believe that…

CUPE 1600 and Toronto Zoo to resume bargaining this afternoon

TORONTO, ON – Negotiators for Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) and the Toronto Zoo will resume bargaining this afternoon, one week after a breakdown in talks led to a strike at Canada’s largest zoo. “The only place where this dispute can be settled is at the bargaining table, so…

As Zoo Board prepares to meet, community and labour allies to join striking CUPE 1600 members today for a solidarity rally and barbecue

TORONTO, ON – One day ahead of a special meeting of the Toronto Zoo’s Board of Management, community and labour allies will join striking members of Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) on the picket line for a barbecue and solidarity rally. Organized by CUPE Ontario, today’s solidarity rally and…

Strike is over at the Canadian Hearing Society

CUPE 2073 ratifies tentative settlement TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 12, 2017) – 227 workers with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) will return to the jobs they love on Monday, May 15th, following today’s ratification of the tentative settlement negotiated by their union earlier this week. The workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees…

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…

CUPE 1600 to update media on Toronto Zoo bargaining at 4 p.m.

TORONTO, ON – The President of Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will update the media on the status of collective bargaining with the Toronto Zoo today, Wednesday, May 10, at 4:00 p.m. The media update will be held at the front entrance of the Delta Toronto East Hotel, located just north…

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…

Tentative settlement in labour dispute between CUPE 2073 and Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), has reached a tentative settlement with the CHS. The tentative deal, if ratified by both parties, ends a nine-week-old strike that started March 6th. Mediated talks were facilitated by third-party mediator John Stout over…

Mediated talks will continue May 5th, 6th and 7th in labour dispute between CUPE and CHS

TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), will continue mediated talks with CHS on May 5th, 6th and 7th, in an effort to reach a resolution to the eight-week old labour dispute. The talks commenced today, May 4th, and are facilitated…