City Council vote on Cleaners’ Jobs

On Jan 17, 2012, City Council considered changes to Mayor Ford’s budget as well as an omnibus motion by Councillor Josh Colle to reverse many of the proposed cuts to services that residents depend on. A majority of the Councillors supported Councillor Colle’s motion and it passed with 23 votes for the motion and 21 against. However, a motion from Councillor Joe Mihevic to defer contracting out cleaners jobs failed.

The motion and the votes are listed below. If your Councillor voted in support of the cleaners, please call them and thank them for your support. The Councillors who voted against it need to be reminded that these cleaning jobs are Good Jobs that hold many of our communities together. Outsourcing up a 1,000 of these jobs could cause ripple effects that hurt our City. For more information about the Justice and Dignity for Cleaners campaign, click here.


That City Council defer consideration of contracting out of custodial services in Facilities Management and Real Estate Services and instead be considered along with the report on the final 2011 Year-End operating variance with the offset of $1.5M to come from the Tax Stabilization Reserve.

1. Maria Augimeri
2. Ana Bailao
3. Shelley Carroll
4. Raymond Cho
5. Josh Colle
6. Janet Davis
7. Glenn De Baeremaeker
8. Sarah Doucette
9. John Filion
10. Paula Fletcher
11. Mary Fragedakis
12. Mike Layton
13. Gloria Lindsay Luby
14. Pam McConnell
15. Mary-Margaret McMahon
16. Joe Mihevic
17. Gord Perks
18. Anthony Peruzza
19. Adam Vaughan
20. Kristyn Wong-Tam
1. Paul Ainslie
2. Michelle Berardinetti
3. Gary Crawford
4. Vincent Crisanti
5. Mike Del Grande
6. Frank Di Giorgio
7. Doug Ford
8. Rob Ford
9. Mark Grimes
10. Doug Holyday
11. Norman Kelly
12. Chin Lee
13. Giorgio Mammoliti
14. Josh Matlow
15. Peter Milczyn
16. Denzil Minnan-Wong
17. Frances Nunziata
18. Cesar Palacio
19. John Parker
20. James Pasternak
21. Jaye Robinson
22. David Shiner
23. Karen Stintz
24. Michael Thompson

Absent: Ron Moeser