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.

Selling energy assets a short-term fix, will cause longterm pain

In this letter submitted to the City’s Executive Committee, CUPE Local 79 President Ann Dembinski expresses her disappointment regarding proposed plans to sell city assets (10% of Toronto Hydro and 100% of Enwave), noting that assets that bring in revenue should not be sold to for-profit corporations at the expense of Torontonians.