One Union Ratification Down, One To Go
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One Union Ratification Down, One To Go

The Globe is reporting that CUPE Local 79 members have ratified the four contracts necessary to make their deal with the City official; now, the date of the strike’s last breath depends on two groups: CUPE Local 416, who were supposed to hold a ratification vote on their offer today, and without whom CUPE Local 79 will not return to work; and city councillors, who will vote on the deal themselves at a just-finalized special council meeting on Friday morning. Unsurprisingly, all attention is on Mayor David Miller, especially now that details of the tentative settlement between the city and CUPE Local 79 are out (here’s a PDF, hosted on the Globe‘s site)—an agreement that includes the much-contested sick day bank and cash-out intact, though only for workers who already have the sick leave plan (according to the terminology of the tentative agreement, it’s being “grandparent[ed]”).