Strike! Oakville outside workers walk off the job for first time


Published November 2, 2023 at 8:20 am

Oakville community centre
An empty Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre

The picket lines have been established and Oakville’s 267 outside workers and facility operators are officially on strike.

The fallout to residents was immediate as community centres and arenas closed and recreation and culture facility rentals and programs cancelled due to the labour impasse between the Town and CUPE Local 136.

This is the first time in the town’s history that workers have walked off the job.

The Town plans to limit the disruption of a strike as much as possible and ensure that essential service delivery, and health and safety related matters are prioritized.

Visit the Labour Relations page on for a complete listing of all impacted services.

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