Libraries Close due to Strike by CUPE 1989
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 3, 2016 – The City of Mississauga, the Mississauga Library Board and CUPE Local 1989 have been in negotiations since June 12, 2015. Since the outset of negotiations, the City’s goal has always been to achieve a collective agreement that is fair and competitive to our employees and our taxpayers. The City offered the Union’s bargaining committee wage increases and benefit improvements, but CUPE 1989 rejected the offer and have opted to strike.
All City of Mississauga Libraries are closed July 4 until further notice, due to a strike with CUPE 1989. Continue reading City of Mississauga’s Offer Rejected by Library Union
“We’ve always had a strong demand to provide a Brampton pick-up site,” says Bill Crawford, Executive Director of EFFC. “There were many times that someone was picking-up seven, eight, nine or even ten boxes and would tell us that they were from Brampton. And Good Food Brampton is a great organization that we are really happy to partner with for this program.”
After much demand, Eden Food for Change is partnering with Good Food Brampton to provide Bramptonians with easier access to its Fresh Produce Boxes.
For more than two years the Fresh Produce Box of Eden has provided people with access to affordable fruits and vegetables with their $10 and $20 boxes that usually provide patrons with twice the value of their local grocery store. The popularity of the program was clear as orders grew from 50 boxes a week to hundreds. In order to better serve its community, Eden Food for Change (EFFC) opened up an additional five Friday pick-up sites in western Mississauga in the summer of 2015. Continue reading Fresh Produce Box now available in Brampton
The Mississauga Public Library Board’s negotiating committee continues to bargain to reach a deal with the Library Union CUPE 1989.
If an agreement is not reached, Library union employees will be in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on July 4, 2016. Continue reading City of Mississauga Libraries: Potential Strike