Toronto Councillors vote to stop outsourcing cleaners

April 12, 2012

In a 29-12 vote, Toronto city councillors have thrown a wrench into Mayor Ford’s plan to reduce the city budget by contracting out all cleaning jobs. The council which would normally only look at contracts worth $20million or more, has voted to oversee all contracts. Councillors argued that contracts may still be outsourced, but that they wanted to ensure all workers were paid fair wages. Read more in The Star.