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Tentative agreement reached on Whiby strike

After nearly one month of labour disruption and over eight months of collective bargaining, the Town of Whitby and CUPE Local 53 Full-time have reached a three-year tentative agreement, the town announced.

As a next step, both parties will vote to ratify the tentative agreement. Until that time, the details remain confidential, said a town satement.

“I am very pleased that the Town of Whitby and CUPE Local 53 FT have reached a tentative agreement…The three-year tentative agreement is competitive and fair. It balances respect for Town of Whitby employees, with respect for the needs of our residents,” said Mayor Elizabeth Roy.

“I understand that this labour disruption caused significant inconvenience to our residents, and I truly appreciate everyone’s patience. I’m looking forward to seeing all Town of Whitby staff back on the job and providing the high level of service that our municipality is known for,” she added.

Approximately 300 full-time staff are represented by CUPE Local 53 Full-time.

After ratification of the tentative agreement this week, regular service and program delivery will begin, the town said.

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