Registration is now open for the 2019 Labour Day Parade!

We’re back at the Ex this year! Join us in a mass show of labour solidarity as we march in Toronto’s annual Labour Day Parade all the way to the CNE grounds.  Register now in the Members’ Portal and order up to four t-shirts for your family. On Labour Day — Monday, September 2, 2019 — […]

Local 79 hosts 2019 Equity Symposium on addressing bias in the workplace

On Monday, June 3, 2019 — CUPE Local 79 held its annual Equity Symposium, an event jointly organized with the City of Toronto. The Equity Symposium is a training event for union stewards and management that focuses on an equity-related issue each year. This was the 12th annual Equity Symposium and its theme was: Addressing Bias […]

Hundreds rally in support of Bridgepoint Hospital workers

On May 30, hundreds of CUPE Ontario members marched up to Mount Sinai Hospital to join Local 79 for a rally to support Bridgepoint workers, who are being mistreated by their employer: Sinai Health Systems. CUPE Local 79 has been working towards negotiating a fair collective agreement for our Bridgepoint Hospital nurses, paramedical and service […]

Local 79 rallies against cuts to Toronto Public Health

In late April, news leaked that Doug Ford planned to expand his attack on health care by slashing funding to public health units across Ontario. He has targeted Toronto with the worst of the cuts, slashing $1 billion dollars from Toronto Public Health over the next 10 years. Public health services affect every aspect of […]

Local 79 joins calls for City to declare state of emergency over homelessness

With several City of Toronto shelters operating at over-capacity, the President of CUPE Local 79, Dave Mitchell, is supporting housing advocates’ call for the City of Toronto to declare a state of emergency over homelessness. Despite more resources being promised to the City’s shelter system, capacity isn’t being increased fast enough to meed demand. “Shelter […]

Local 79 Holiday Party at the Sheraton

On December 14, 2018 — Local 79′ held its 2019 Holiday Party at the Sheraton Hotel’s Dominion Ballroom. Thanks to our fantastic Master of Ceremony Andrew Cox, and to Soul Food and DJ Kester for the music! Thank you to Snapdragon Studios for the great photos. Click here to view our holiday party photo album! […]

Celebrating the work of our Human Rights Committee!

CUPE Local 79’s Human Rights Committee has had a busy December, and we’d like to acknowledge their great work. At a recent Human Rights Committee meeting, members opted to donate their meeting honorariums to the Daily Bread Foodbank, raising $200. The Committee also ran a winter clothing drive this December, and were completely overwhelmed by […]

CITY EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGN FOR UNITED WAY KICK OFF!

Local 79 attended the Toronto Public Service Employee Campaign for United Way Greater Toronto kickoff in Nathan Philips Square today. We were represented by Full-Time Unit Officer Lily Chang, who helped unveil this year’s fundraising goal of $1,550,000! With the high levels of inequality and poverty in Toronto, we understand the importance of continuing our […]

Labour Day 2018

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us at the 2018 Labour Day parade. Despite not attending the CNE, due to our decision to stand in solidarity with IATSE Local 58 members who had been locked out by Exhibition Place, we had a great time at the Lamport Stadium afterparty — replete with […]