TENTATIVE DEAL REACHED FOR STRIKING DURHAM REGION INSIDE WORKERS

Jul 08, 2014

By Jane Brown

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Durham Region’s inside workers could soon be back on the job.  A tentative agreement has been reached to end the strike that began June 19th.  The website for Durham Region says a deal was reached yesterday with the help of a mediator. No details of the agreement have been released, but CUPE Local 1764 tweeted that a ratification vote will be held today between noon and 11 p.m.

If the deal is approved by the workers, then by Durham Regional Council later this week, the employees could be back at work as early as Friday.

The employees provide services in such areas as child care, court services, public health inspections and traffic operations.

Paramedics in Durham Region are also represented by the union, but have been required to stay on the job to provide essential services.

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