CUPE Local 79 ratifies collective agreements

TORONTO – Members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 79) today ratified collective agreements for the local’s Full-Time, Part-Time Recreation and Unit B Part-Time members with the City of Toronto.

“We are pleased our members ratified the agreements we negotiated, made possible because of the strength they showed during bargaining,” said Tim Maguire, President of Local 79. “We achieved some improvements and more importantly, pushed back serious concessions that would have hurt both the quality of city services and city jobs.”

“But our work is not done yet, and we will focus our strength on improving jobs and city services that build better lives for all of us.”

A fourth unit, whose members work part-time in long-term care facilities, will be addressed in binding arbitration, as those members do not have the right to strike.

Specific results of the vote will not be released.