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City Saved Money During Worker Strike

The city may have saved money during the recent 39-day strike by civic workers.

The final tally for the cost of the job action isn’t expected until September, but early predictions see Toronto in the black.

That’s a big change from 2002, when a similar – but much shorter – strike saw the city spending $3.3 million.  That protest lasted just 16 days before the province legislated civic employees back to work.

But it’s not known if residents, who bore the brunt of the burden during the strike, will see any of the savings in the form of a tax rebate.