TORONTO – Durham CUPE Local 1764 has informed region officials it will give 48 hours notice before taking strike action as a result of an ongoing labour dispute.
The union is in a legal strike position as of Friday, June 13 at 12:01 a.m.
Daycare workers will remain on the job today as well as paramedics, health inspectors and other staff.
The union represents about 1,600 Regional employees, also known as “inside workers”.
Durham officials warned the public this week there could be picket lines at some locations and that there could be large crowds to access regional services if a strike were to occur.
A statement issued by region staff says negotiations are ongoing between both sides.
Parents of Regionally operated childcare centres: we are open tmrw; call Monday morn for updates re: potential strike http://t.co/ekVMHbsG6a
— Region of Durham (@RegionofDurham) June 12, 2014