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 […]
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. […]
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 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.
What are the good aspects of this City Budget, and where does it fall short? Read Local 79 President Tim Maguire’s deputation to the City’s Budget Committee to find out.
On Saturday, October 25th, 2014 — Local 79 celebrated Childcare Workers and Early Childhood Educators, who work day-in and day-out to take care of Toronto’s children.
Generation Y faces unique challenges in the workforce and globally.
Read CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire’s Labour Day 2014 remarks.