Toronto’s bargaining proposal questioned

Settlement won’t serve city’s goal in overhauling current contract: Experts
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/05/2011

Back in 2009, before Rob Ford became mayor of Toronto, he was one of several city councillors demanding the provincial government order striking city employees back to work.

But that’s unlikely to be the mayor’s wish this time around if the city and its outside workers can’t reach a new collective agreement, according to David Doorey, a law professor at York University in Toronto.

The deal — signed after a 36-day strike two years ago — expires at the end of 2011.