Toronto Council will be meeting Monday, Feb. 29 to ratify a collective agreement with Toronto’s outside workers, after the union members voted Thursday, Feb. 25 to ratify the tentative agreement Jan. 25.
Monday’s council meeting will be the final step in ensuring Toronto’s outside workers don’t walk off the job for another four years.
The deal ratified by CUPE Local 416’s 5,400 members will see new employees lose a provision protecting their jobs from contracting out once they’ve reached 15 years seniority, and also remove that protection from workers who haven’t yet reached the 15 year mark by 2019.
The deal would also see 1.25 per cent pay hikes each year for the life of the four year contract, and a lump sum .25 per cent payment in 2019.
The tentative deal was negotiated Feb. 19, just hours after the strike and lockout deadline. CUPE Local 79, which represents 23,000 inside workers, is still negotiating with the city and is currently operating under a work-to-rule job action.