Labour Day 2017

Labour Day 2017

This year marks 75 years (from 1942 to 2017) of fighting for better jobs and working conditions!  March with us in the Labour Day parade and stay for the festivities at the CNE. Order your Labour Day t-shirt in the Members’ Portal right now! When: Monday, September 4, 2017 Registration & t-shirt pick-up: 7:00 – 9:00 […]

Local 79 takes Toronto Public Health to task over elimination of Flex-Time

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On Tuesday, Local 79 visited the offices of Toronto Public Health to push the Division to find a resolution on flex-time. A year ago, Toronto Public Health (TPH) cancelled the Compressed Workweek program that helped workers in TPH balance work-life with home-life. Local 79 pressed TPH into considering an alternative flex-time program and last fall we met […]

Local 79 recognized by United Way at Thanks A Million Awards breakfast

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Local 79 was invited to the 2016 Thanks A Million Awards breakfast, where the City of Toronto and its unions/associations received recognition for helping to raise more than $1 Million in 2016 campaign. Local 79 Treasurer Lily Chang (pictured far right) accepted the award. We’re so proud of our ongoing relationship with the United Way. […]

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Last week at the City’s Executive Committee meeting, Local 79 President Tim Maguire was joined by Karen Pascual, a longtime member working at TCHC, to call for a better social housing system for Toronto. Karen and Tim told the Committee that not only do we need to fix the City’s current social housing, but we […]

Local 79 relaunches Good Jobs TO campaign

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Local 79 has relaunched its Good Jobs TO campaign to remind Torontonians that over half the city’s workers don’t have stable, secure work — and there are ways to change that. One strategy is to push the City of Toronto, one of the region’s largest employers and buyers of goods and services, to be a leader in good […]

Toronto one step closer to being a leader on good stable jobs

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On Monday, May 29th, 2017 — the City took a step forward to improve the general work standards for anyone who works for the City. The Government Management Committee directed staff to develop new standards that provide anyone working for the City either directly or through a contractor with: At least 7 paid sick days a year […]

Old Fashioned Picnic: Saturday, June 17th

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Come out to our signature annual event — Local 79’s Old Fashioned Picnic — fit for the whole family! Our annual picnic features a live band, a free BBQ lunch, lots of prizes, races for kids, a scavenger hunt, a tour of Howard House, a puppet show — and so much more! Registration begins at 9:00 […]

Shelter cuts reversed, bar for basic income set higher, and childcare growth strategy adopted at City Committee

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On April 13, 2017 — the Community Development and Recreation Committee took major action on three important issues. Shelter Cuts Reversed Staffing cuts in Shelters, Support and Housing Administration as a result of the budget have been reversed. Local 79’s President Tim Maguire joined other shelter advocates to highligh the importance of the reversal but also […]

Local 79 kicks off its 75th Anniversary celebrations

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On Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Local 79 turned 75 and kicked-off what’s planned to be a year of celebrations. On our 75th birthday, we held an event at City Hall and watched as Local 79’s flag was raised on the City of Toronto’s flagpole. Local 79 members and friends were invited for a light lunch. Local 79 […]