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Mississauga News Nov. 15 - 2000.
Agreement made with new union
The City of Mississauga and its newest union have reached a tentative agreement on a first contract.
The negotiators for the two parties were able to come to an agreement late last Wednesday night according to Eric Draycott of the City's human resources department.
The proposal is to be dealt with at a ratification meeting of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers tomorrow.
The proposal is scheduled to be reviewed by councillors at a meeting Nov. 22. No details will be released until the parties have dealt with the deal.
The union represents about 65 municipal employees including custodians, service workers and skilled tradespeople who work at City Hall, the Central Library and the Living Arts Centre.
At some all-candidates' meetings during the current municipal election, mayoralty candidate Donald Barber has accused the City of "union-busting" because of the difficulties he said the new union has had reaching a deal.
About half of the workers are full-time and half part-time. Union spokesman Walter Brown said earlier that the workers would be looking for a wage increase, fairness and a better deal for part-timers in their first agreement.
A number of unfair labor practices complaints have been Iodged by the union with the Ontario Labor Relations Board.
"That matter has been addressed" through the memorandum of settlement, Draycott told The News yesterday.
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