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 […]

1 in 4 Torontonians live in Poverty – The City needs a strategy

Dear Councillor Thompson and Members of the Economic Development Committee: RE:     ED31.9 Economic Dashboard (Ward All) On behalf of CUPE Local 79, I would like to comment on the May 9, 2014 Staff Report update on the Toronto Economic Dashboard. The fact that the City’s population is growing faster than the national average and experiencing […]

Impact of Delays in Filling Vacant Positions in the Fleet Services Division

Dear Councillor Shiner and Members of the Government Management Committee: RE:     GM29.3 – Impact of Delays in Filling Vacant Positions in the Fleet Services Division On behalf of the members of CUPE Local 79 I would like to thank Councillor Shiner and Members of the Government Management Committee for their ongoing monitoring of vacant front-line […]

Developing a Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy – “There are so many in need – we must act together to make a better life for all our citizens.”

Dear Councillor Perruzza and Members of the Community Development and Recreation Committee: RE:     CD27.9 – Developing a Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy On behalf of CUPE Local 79 members who deliver front-line services and know first-hand how hard life is for people living in poverty in Toronto, I applaud Councillor Mihevc and the Committee’s efforts to […]

Local 79 Submission to Province on Proposals to Amend the Day Nurseries Act

Child Care Modernization c/o Early Years Division, Ministry of Education To Whom It May Concern: RE:     Proposals to Amend Regulation 262 under the Day Nurseries Act – Child Care Modernization Document Many members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 work in the City of Toronto’s directly-operated child care centres.  On […]

City Staff Report Validates Local 79 Concerns, Findings on Gapping

  Councillor David Shiner, Chair And Members, Government Management Committeec/o Clerks OfficeCity of TorontoCity HallToronto, Ontario Dear Councillor Shiner, and Members, Government Management Committee, Re: Item Number GM28.8 Follow-up Report on the Impact of Delays in Filling Vacant Positions In the past number of months, I have appeared before the City’s Budget Committee and the […]