City planners at breaking point due to development pressures, new report shows

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(TORONTO) –  A new report shows increasing development and planning challenges in Toronto have brought City planners to a breaking point. CUPE Local 79 surveyed its members in the City’s Planning Division and found that workloads are often unmanageable and overworked staff are sometimes unable to meet legislated requirements for development applications. “Our planners are […]

CUPE Local 79 ratifies collective agreements

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TORONTO – Members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 79) today ratified collective agreements for the local’s Full-Time, Part-Time Recreation and Unit B Part-Time members with the City of Toronto. “We are pleased our members ratified the agreements we negotiated, made possible because of the strength they showed during bargaining,” said […]

CUPE Local 79 agrees to new four-year contract

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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 […]

City of Toronto workers need stable jobs, say part-timers

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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’s workers launch campaign for Good Jobs

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Today, CUPE Local 79 launched a campaign calling on the City to become a leader in building good jobs, starting with its own employment, contracting and procurement practices. “Toronto is the most unequal city in Canada and that is due in a large part to the fact that over half of workers don’t have stable […]