Dear CUPE 966 members,
Some of you may have received the displayed postcard in the mail from your City Council. We want to let you know that Local 966 is not in support of the campaign that the City of Mississauga is currently engaged in to separate from the Region of Peel.
We are most concerned about how a separation will affect the services that we provide throughout the Region. Most of the services we provide the residents of the Region are exclusively offered by the Region and Regional Employees – from Water and Waste water services, TransHelp bus drivers, Ontario Works, Long Term Care Homes and Public Health. We believe that our services are incredibly important in the day to day life of our residents, and we also know about the pride and care you put into delivering these services everyday.
The separation of Mississauga from the rest of the Region not only jeopardizes the services we offer, but we are also concerned about the funding that we receive to deliver these services, and the job security of the members who provide them.
We therefore urge you not to use these postcards. Speak with your city councillor and express your discontent with the city wasting valuable resources on this postcard campaign, rather than investing back into the community.
The CUPE Local 966 executive