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Cleaners appeal to City Hall

July 27, 2011

TORONTO — Yesterday, police station heavy duty cleaners made an impassioned and very personal appeal to the Government Management Committee to save the services they provide, according to a press release.

Toronto Police Services has recommended that the city contract out the work of cleaners in police facilities, the release stated.

According to the release, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 is calling on the city to retain all cleaning jobs and ensure that workers are treated with dignity.

"We work in high security areas and have the confidence of the police officers we work with. We deal with difficult individuals and disgusting environments. I challenge any city councillor to do my job," said police facilities cleaner Trish O''Brien.

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