Local 79 was proud to sponsor the Toronto Lifeguard Competition again this year. Toronto operates 65 indoor pools, 57 outdoor pools, 104 wading pools, and 93 splash pads — all made possible by the work of Local 79 members. Toronto’s lifeguards showed off their lifesaving skills today through various mock scenarios. Take a look at […]
It takes workplace leaders to help keep our approximately 20,000 members active and organized. That’s why we’re proud of the workplace Stewards who came to Local 79’s first-ever Stewards Summit. They’re learning to make our workplaces better, so that we can in turn deliver the outstanding public services that Toronto communities deserve. Take a look […]
TORONTO, ONTARIO– Canada’s largest local union has voted to affiliate with Canada’s New Democrats. At a general membership meeting this week, members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 79) voted unanimously to affiliate with the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). “Our members understood that they can’t sit on the sidelines […]
Local 79 is pleased to welcome Building and Community Facilitators into our Bargaining Unit at TCHC.
In May, Local 79 will mark Asian Heritage Month, Jewish Heritage Month, and the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Please read more about these days to learn more about them.
On Saturday, March 28th, hundreds of kids got to enjoy a great day of ball hockey, pizza and fun at the 2nd Annual City Ball Hockey Tournament, held at the Better Living Centre. This year’s annual tournament featured 16 teams of boy’s and girl’s ball hockey teams assembled from participating Community Recreation Centres. It was […]
On March 12, 2015, CUPE Local 79 members wore red as part of CUPE Ontario’s call to implement a CODE RED on the Province’s Social Assistance Management System (SAMS). Ever since its rollout, SAMS has caused headaches for the recipients of social assistance and the social service workers that administer the program. And the Province […]
Brigette DePape was the Parliamentary Page who disrupted the Senate Throne speech with a “Stop Harper” sign. Today, Brigette is a campaigner for the Council of Canadians and is embarking on a national tour that can make a difference in the election outcome. This tour will be in Toronto on March 23 at Ryerson Student […]
On February 25th, 2015, as part of CUPE Local 79’s celebrations for Black History Month 2015, an event was held to honour and reflect on the extraordinary life of Muriel Collins, who passed away on November 12th, 2013.
Toronto’s 2015 Budget spares Toronto some of the deep cuts to services we have seen since amalgamation, but Local 79 does have concerns in a few key areas. For example: The proposed budget reduces homelessness services at Streets to Homes and the Parks Ambassador program; Rather than including the 3 new Youth Lounge spaces that […]