Inside workers will hold a deal-or-no-deal vote on Wednesday (without Howie Mandel, sadly)

Inside workers will hold a deal-or-no-deal vote on Wednesday (without Howie Mandel, sadly)

Doug Holyday called the city's offer to CUPE Local 79 an "agreement" (Image: Christopher Drost) 

Doug Holyday, the mayor’s point man in the negotiations with CUPE Local 79, is proclaiming victory, telling reporters that the city has an agreement with the inside workers’ union, which will be presented to the workers for ratification. Sounds great, except the union doesn’t agree. “The city is free to think what it wants. It’s not a deal, though,” said CUPE’s Katrina Miller. Holyday’s “agreement” is actually a take-it-or-leave-it offer, which members will vote on this Wednesday. Unusually, the union is presenting the offer, which is similar to the one that CUPE Local 416 approved in February, without recommendation—meaning we’ll have to wait until the vote to find out if it’s deal or no deal. Read the entire story [Globe and Mail] »