CUPE Local 79 votes to affiliate with Canada’s New Democrats

TORONTO, ONTARIO–  Canada’s largest local union has voted to affiliate with Canada’s New Democrats. At a general membership meeting this week, members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 79) voted unanimously to affiliate with the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). “Our members understood that they can’t sit on the sidelines […]

New shelters should build on City-run expertise

In this deputation to the Budget Committee, Local 79 President Tim Maguire cautions against having new proposed City shelters run privately, pointing the the gains that have been made with the award-winning models of the City-operated shelters.   Dear Councillor Crawford and Members of the Budget Committee: RE: BU5.4 – 2015 Capital and Operating Budget […]

Restoration of Funding for Youth Employment Toronto Program

This deputation was given by Local 79 President Tim Maguire to the members of City Council’s Executive Committee, and stresses the importance of restoring funding for the Youth Employment Toronto Program. Dear Deputy Mayor Kelly and Members of the Executive Committee: RE:      EX42.33 – Restoration of Funding for Youth Employment Toronto Program I am pleased […]