Workers from Peel’s human services department and accessible transit service voted to ratify the region’s latest contract offer on Wednesday.

Public works employees, however, voted to reject their deal.

“Those members who voted to accept will return to work on the day the region indicated they can be ready,” CUPE Local 966 President Mary Jo Falle said in a statement.

“It’s now up to regional council to finish two jobs — ratify the agreements they demanded Human Services and TransHelp vote on, and direct their negotiators to come up with a fair deal that gets our Public Works members back on the job.”

Human services — which administers Ontario Works, Children’s Services, Housing Services and Integrated Business Divisions — and TransHelp, which operates the region’s accessible transit service, could be operating again on Tuesday if council ratifies the agreements. That vote is expected to take place on Thursday.

CUPE Local 966 said its bargaining committee will now request further talks with Peel to negotiate a contract for its public works members.

“Given the watermain incident today that nearly killed someone in Brampton, it’s high time our qualified and trained members were back on the job,” Falle said.

The labour dispute has lasted for upwards of 10 weeks, shutting down two community recycling centres and suspending yard waste collection in Mississauga and Brampton.

Money and benefits are the major issues.

With files from 680News staff