TORONTO — Two city unions have been notified of the mayor''s plan to contract out the cleaning services of police stations, according to the Toronto Star.
The presidents of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals 416 and 79 received letters last Wednesday informing them of the budget saving move, the article stated.
According to the article, roughly 59 of the current 110 city employees who clean the stations are classified as permanent and locked in to their jobs until at least the end of the year.
Many of the cuts would therefore come from the city''s part-time and temporary staff, the article noted.
"This isn''t an attack on the unions. Quite possibly whoever gets the contract will have unionized staff," said Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday.
The move to outsource could save the city upwards of $3.5 million per year, the article added.
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