Poorest pensioners being asked to fund corporate tax cuts

The following letter by CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire was sent to Prime Minister Harper to express concerns about the income security of Canada’s retirees and pensioners after plans to cut back on Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement.

Contracting out cleaners will impact families, neighbourhoods

This letter was submitted by CUPE Local 79 President Ann Dembinski to the members of the Community Development & Recreation Committee on the issue of contracting out City cleaners.  In her letter, Dembinski points to the risks of losing highly-trained employees, and stresses the impacts that contracting out will have on the families and communities of those whose jobs will be taken away.

Child care report should be acted upon immediately

In this letter, CUPE Local 79 President Ann Dembinski sheds light on the difficult transition that child care centres are facing with the introduction of Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten. A ‘Children’s Services Report’ that outlines the problem must go to City Council without delay.