The Regional Municipality of Durham


News Release

Two days after negotiating amended offer, union will take it to membership for ratification

WHITBY, ON June 19, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that CUPE Local 1764 has agreed to present the Region's revised final offer, to its membership, on Saturday, June 21. This offer was negotiated, by both sides, on Wednesday night.

"The Region has worked very hard to present a fair deal for our employees. That's why we were pleased to learn of this new development," said Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer. "During Wednesday's negotiations, CUPE 1764 would not agree to delay a strike; and reaffirmed that they would not take it to their members for a vote. After one day of initiating a strike, it seems CUPE 1764 has changed its perspective; finally giving its membership a chance to voice their own opinions about this situation."

CUPE 1764 is the union that represents about 1,600 Regional employees (also known as our “inside workers”), who provide services in the areas of child care, income support, court services, public health inspections, traffic operations, paramedical services (paramedics) and more.

For more information, please visit our website at www.durham.ca/strike or our social media channels of Twitter (@regionofdurham) and Facebook (regionofdurham).

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