Staff are set to return to work Tuesday as the Toronto Zoo will reopen on Thursday following a month-long strike. Unionized workers ratified a new four-year collective agreement earlier this week.
The Toronto Zoo’s employees went on strike on May 11 and the zoo has been closed to the public ever since. Over 400 employees participated in the strike, including zookeepers, trades people, horticulturalists, administrative and public relations staff, and concession and ride operators. The employees will be represented today by CUPE 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.