The Regional Municipality of Durham

News Release

Talks once again break down between Region and union

WHITBY, ON June 26, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to advise residents that negotiations have once again broken down with CUPE Local 1764, following a brief meeting today.

During this meeting, the Region explained its concerns with the union’s latest proposal, and asked them to consider other possible options. Unfortunately, the executive responded by saying, “We’re done” and immediately left the room.

The Region remains committed to negotiating a fair collective agreement for all employees, as long as the union is willing to come to the table with a proposal that immediately addresses the financial and operational issues associated with the paramedics’ sick leave program.

The Region has contingency plans in place, which help to ensure that various services continue for our residents. These plans are designed to help avoid major disruptions to Regional programs and services. Please continue to visit the website at and on our social media accounts of Twitter (@regionofdurham) and Facebook (regionofdurham) for updates.

CUPE Local 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.

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