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Windsor considers contracting out caretaker services

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.


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