Municipal Workers Awarded for Remarkable Services During the Pandemic at Association of Municipalities of Ontario Annual Conference

Municipal Workers Awarded for Remarkable Services During the Pandemic at Association of Municipalities of Ontario Annual Conference

Aug 15, 2022 by Business Wire Public Policy/Government: Labor News

Key Facts

  • “Municipal workers played many valuable roles in getting our communities through the pandemic, displaying a strong commitment to their fellow citizens and the collective good of our society,” he said.
  • Hahn credited municipal workers for taking on challenging new roles and responsibilities for the sake of their communities, as many were temporarily redeployed to different assignments.
  • Although many CUPE Locals have endured challenging rounds of bargaining with employers during COVID-19, Hahn said the pandemic showed that unions and employers could work collaboratively to maintain and improve services that were directly beneficial to the people of Ontario.
  • Referring to the ravaging impacts of inflation that are affecting many working-class people including the municipal workforce, the CUPE Ontario president urged investments in public services that help build stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities.

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