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 […]
In this deputation to the City’s Budget Committee, Local 79 President Tim Maguire says the 2014 Operating Budget relied on hiring delays and “under-spending in salaries and benefits” to meet unrealistically tight budget targets — and these cuts are having an impact on services.
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 […]
Read Local 79 President Tim Maguire’s support for a 90% capacity shelter rate and the opening of a 24/7 drop-in for vulnerable women.
The following letter from CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire, faxed to the Minister of Community and Social Services on Dec. 5, shares the disappointment and frustration felt by Local 79 members over the Province’s new Social Assistance Management System (SAMS).
With the Province considering changes to the Ontario Public Health Standards, Local 79 President Tim Maguire deputed to the City’s Board Of Health, asking the City to urge the Premier and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to maintain the current eligibility for preventive dental services under the OPHS.
In this deputation, CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire comments on the Social Development Dashboard, arguing the proposed indicators don’t tell the whole story about Toronto communities.
This deputation was given to Toronto’s Board of Health by CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire, and sounds the alarm over the Province’s plans to remove prevention services from the Ontario Public Health Standards and the consolidation of dental programs.
After the City failed to live up to its budget commitments to fill staff vacancies, Local 79 President Tim Maguire deputed to the City’s Executive Committee urging them to do so.
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 […]