Redevelopment of Seaton House and the Revitalization of George Street – Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam’s support appreciated by Local 79

Dear Councillor Wong-Tam: RE:     Redevelopment of Seaton House and the Revitalization of George Street On July 17, 2013 City Council adopted the Staff Report, with amendments, on the Redevelopment of Seaton House and the Revitalization of George Street. CUPE Local 79 would like to thank you for your keen and informed interest in the City’s […]

Quality Jobs Council Briefing Notes

Toronto is rapidly becoming polarized by income, with greater concentration of wealth in some areas and a growing number of low-income neighbourhoods. Promoting quality jobs, rather than precarious, low-paying jobs, is essential for reversing this trend. Read our City Council Briefing Notes supporting recommendations that would make Toronto a more equitable place to live and […]

City Shelters under threat of contracting out

The following letter from CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire was delivered to the Toronto City Councillor Robinson and members of the Community Development and Recreation Committee.  In it, Maguire urges the Committee to reject the prospect of contracting out cleaning and food services at City Shelters, as these services are provided as a team to ensure nutritious food, a safe, clean bed, a shower and a known and supportive face.

2013 Ontario Budget – Austerity will never bring prosperity

Kathleen Wynne, Premier Dear Premier Wynne: RE:     2013 Ontario Budget – Austerity will never bring prosperity On behalf of the 20,000-strong membership of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, I would like to comment on the 2013 Ontario Budget introduced on May 2, 2013. CUPE Local 79 is the largest municipal union […]