Media Advisory - City of Toronto will continue to work through weekend to reach a negotiated settlement

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ -

    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

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: City of Toronto Media Relations
line during the labour disruption - (416) 338-7768

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