On Nov. 14, 2016, Local 79 President Tim Maguire and our allies won a commitment from the City’s Government Management Committee to develop and implement a Job Quality Assessment Tool within six months. Tim was joined by Local 79 member Rob Carnell, Deena Ladd from the Workers’ Action Centre, and Yogendra Shakya from Access Alliance. […]
On Mondays, Local 79 members in TCHC are wearing blue in their workplaces to show support for their bargaining committee. Keep checking back on this post as we share more photos of their action!
Today we celebrate all the incredible work that our members perform in child care centres across Toronto. Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day recognizes the important work of child care workers and early childhood educators and acknowledges the contributions they make to the vibrancy of Toronto communities. Research shows the many economic […]
Local 79 President Tim Maguire told the City’s Government Management Committee yesterday that their plans to contract out mechanics that do maintenance in Fleet Services is ill-advised. While Local 79 members aren’t being targetted by this proposed contracting out, we do have many members who rely on preventative maintenance to ensure they are able to safely deliver […]
Transforming TCHC into the kind of housing provider tenants deserve starts with proper funding to make repairs in a timely manner and provide appropriate supports to meet tenants’ needs. The City should also look to bring long-needed stability to TCHC, reforming the structure carefully to improve accountability and decentralize decision-making to allow front-line workers to […]
TORONTO – The bargaining team representing members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 79) today agreed to terms on a tentative four-year contract with the City of Toronto. “In every round of bargaining, you set out to get the best deal possible at that time, under those circumstances,” said […]
This week, our member spotlight is on Shannon Berseth, a Part-Time 311 Toronto customer service representative. Shannon began working for the City in 2013, bringing with her a host of call centre experience. One of her last gigs was as a manager at a large corporate outfit, which she left after being offered a package […]
Local 79 President Tim Maguire held a press conference earlier today with Local 4948 President Maureen O’Reilly and City of Toronto Part-Time workers, who called on the City to provide more stable jobs. Click here for an article from CP24 that covered the event. Read the accompanying press release below. Press Release TORONTO, ON – […]
Toronto is a dynamic city with the potential to be the best city to in which to live, work, play and raise a family, but the truth is we face some incredible challenges that stop us from reaching our potential. We are the most unequal city in Canada with the highest concentration of working poor. […]
Tim Maguire was at the City’s Executive Committee to discuss the City Manager’s recent report on Toronto’s fiscal framework. The City Manager reported that City Council will need to consider new revenue tools if it wants to build the City’s physical infrastructure. Tim argued that we can’t afford to neglect the social infrastructure delivered by members of Local 79. He also indicated Local 79’s support for new revenue tools to support good jobs, poverty reduction, and City services.