October 26 - Peel CAS and CUPE Local 4914 met with provincially appointed mediators today but after 10 hours of negotiations an agreement could not be reached.
“We are disappointed that we were not able to reach an agreement with CUPE Local 4914 bargaining committee,” says CEO Rav Bains, Peel Children’s Aid. “We were open to exploring alternative approaches to dealing with the remaining outstanding issues if we could do so without impeding our ability to provide child protection services within our financial constraints.”
CUPE Local 4914 has been on strike since September 19. Peel CAS has implemented its Contingency Plan and will continue to provide essential child protection services to the community. “The care and safety of children and families we work with continues to be our priority,” says Bains. “We encourage our community to continue to call with child protection concerns. We will be prioritizing and responding to the most urgent situations to ensure the safety of children in Peel Region.”
“We ask the public for their patience and understanding during the continuing labour disruption,” adds Bains.
At this time, no further talks have been scheduled between the union and the agency.
For further information contact:
Lucie Baistrocchi at 905-363-6131 ext. 1153