Peel Waste Collectors on Strike

Waste Collectors in portions of the Region of Peel are on strike.  Talks between Emterra Environmental and Liuna (Labourers international Union of North America) local 183 representing approximately 100 workers broke off at midnight last night.  The strike affects 160,000 households in Caledon, Brampton, and Mississauga (west of the Credit river).  Spokesperson for Liuna told media they are looking for a contract with wages and benefits that mirrors that of the other agreement for waste collection in Peel.

Peel Region advises residents to do the following:

  • continue following their regular collection schedule;
  • leave any missed collection material at the curb; or
  • bring their waste to a Community Recycling Centre (free drop off of garbage, recycling, and yard waste and hours of operation will be extended)

Follow Peel Region on Twitter: @regionofpeel or visit their website for further developments.

Update: The strike has been resolved. The two parties came to an agreement at around 1am.  It was ratified by 9am.  “The drivers are resuming their routes today and through the weekend,” Union Spokesman Jason Ottey told media.  The Region of Peel advises residents to leave their waste by the curb.  Crews will be working over the weekend to catch up.