City councillors narrowly agreed to explore the costs of outsourcing municipal caretaker services after a lengthy debate Monday night.
Just four months after politicians rejected a proposal to contract out caretaking at its facilities, council decided in a 6-5 vote to take another look.
Companies will be allowed to bid on the services over the next few months, giving staff a better idea of whether the city could reach its estimated $1 million in savings.
This latest proposal promises to protect the jobs of full-time employees, which wasn’t the case back in November when council first considered outsourcing.
Several CUPE locals slammed the staff report, saying the proposed changes will result in job losses.