After workers at a waste management firm went on strike, a significant chunk of Peel Region will endure garbage pickup delays and a complete halt of recycling collection.
On Monday morning, up to 200 Emterra Environmental employees walked off the job after rejecting management’s latest offer.
Workers tell CP24 that they are dissatisfied with management because of bad working conditions, uniforms, personal protective equipment, and compensation.
Residents in the southwest area of Mississauga, the western half of Brampton, and all of Caledon are affected by the strike.
The Region of Peel says garbage and organic waste will continue to be picked up, but on a delayed timeframe.
Recycling and bulky items will not be picked up at this time.
“Hold onto your recycling until further notice,” the region advises.
Yard waste will also not be picked up.
Emterra sent a statement to the Region of Peel, which the region then shared to media, urging the workers who are represented by Liuna, to return to the bargaining table.
“A fair and competitive, fully recommended deal was presented and we ask that the union reconsider its actions given the impact this disruption could have on residents in the community, the environment, as well as our employees and their families.”