There are over 2,500 City jobs still unfilled halfway through the 2013 budget cycle. Local 79 President, Tim Maguire, asked why at the Service Level Review.
Dear Councillor Di Giorgio and Members of the Budget Committee: RE: BU43.2 – Operating Variance Report for the Six Month Period Ended June 30, 2013 Yes there is going to be another Budget surplus in 2013, but it comes at quite a price. That price is a service deficit. The City is facing a growing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]