CUPE Local 79’s annual picnic (2011), at Wild Water Kingdom, was blessed with sunshine, high temperatures and lots of fun. The local 79 team served up juice and ice cream bars; stamped hands for discounts at the water park, and hosted fun games and races for CUPE Local 79 members. If you missed this year’s […]
If you’re a permanent City employee, you should have heard by now about the city extending a voluntary opportunity to apply for a separation program.
On Monday July 11, we began running a city-wide public engagement campaign called “Taking Care of Toronto.”
At CUPE Local 79’s June 28, 2011 General Meeting, the results of our union’s photo contest were announced. Take a look at some of the winners! Click on an individual photo to read the caption.
On April 18th, a group of Local 79 members from Bridgepoint Health graduated from a program put on by the Ontario Literacy Coalition. Local 79 President Ann Dembinski was there to offer her congratulations and present the graduates with their certificates of completion. CUPE Local 79 and the Ontario Literacy Coalition have had a successful […]
CUPE municipal workers from across Canada met in Toronto February 16-18 to discuss how to deliver quality public services to Canada’s communities in the face of underfunding, privatization and trade agreements which threaten to undermine those services. In a powerful speech to delegates on the final day of the meeting, Stephen Lewis called on municipal […]
Websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Flickr are what people call ‘social media’. They’re a great way to stay connected to your friends and the places you’re engaged and interested in. CUPE Local 79 has a dedicated presence on social media sites. Come chat and get the latest on what’s happening at CUPE Local […]
In July 2001, City Council adopted an “Attendance Management Program” aimed at City employees. Under the Program, the City monitors, questions and generally gives employees a hard time over absences from work legitimately due to illness or to an injury which occurred away from work. Local 79’s position is that the Program is unfair and […]