Heroes Seen and Unseen: Remembering Muriel Collins

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.

Where does the 2015 City Budget take us?

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 […]

February is Black History Month

In December 1995, the Parliament of Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month, following a motion introduced by the first Black Canadian Woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine, M.P. of Etobicoke-Lakeshore, who at the time was Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. The motion was carried unanimously by the House of Commons. […]

Lunar New Year

In 2015, Lunar New Year begins on Thursday, February 19th and is the Year of the Sheep. It is sometimes referred to as the Year of the Ram or Goat, depending on one’s interpretation of the Chinese word. The date changes according to the Lunar Calendar and is always determined by the second New Moon […]

Salu-Salo 2015

Salu-Salo is a Filipino word that means gathering, coming together. The Filipino Workers Network and the Toronto & York Region Labour Council invites you to an evening of networking and gathering of Filipino-Canadian union members.

Labour Day 2014

On Monday, September 1st, 2014 — Local 79 members marched through the streets of Toronto to celebrate our solidarity and the gains the Labour Movement has made.