As many of you have heard in the media, the City and its unions have been in the process of negotiating a new collective agreement.
Over the last several weeks, I have been holding daily briefings with our senior staff on the labour situation and will continue to monitor the situation closely. As you know, it is not in anyoneâ€™s best interest to have a strike and our negotiating team is doing everything possible to avoid a labour disruption.
As a follow-up to my last communiquÃ© on this issue, I wish to provide you with an update on the most recent events.
By way of background, I have also included a copy of the most recent communiquÃ© the City Manager sent to all employees this week (pdf). I would encourage you to take a moment to read it.
I also want to thank everyone for the overwhelming number of email responses I received after I distributed my last communiquÃ©. I have not had the ability to personally respond to each and every one of you, but needless to say, I will continue to ensure that every effort is made to avoid a strike.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any further questions or concerns.
Mayor Sam Sullivan