The following letter from CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire was delivered to the Toronto City Councillor Robinson and members of the Community Development and Recreation Committee. In it, Maguire urges the Committee to reject the prospect of contracting out cleaning and food services at City Shelters, as these services are provided as a team [...]
National Day against Homophobia will be celebrated in 2013 on Friday May 17th and this year’s campaign theme is Fight the Homophobia Web Virus.
Congratulations to all Local 79 members working in the Shelter Support and Housing Administration Division, and the Facilities Management Division.
Kathleen Wynne, Premier Dear Premier Wynne: RE: 2013 Ontario Budget – Austerity will never bring prosperity On behalf of the 20,000-strong membership of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, I would like to comment on the 2013 Ontario Budget introduced on May 2, 2013. CUPE Local 79 is the largest municipal union [...]
A very sad anniversary was marked recently. It was ten years ago that severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) first appeared in Toronto.
On February 23, 2012, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 17, making the month of May Jewish Heritage Month in the Province. The legislation received strong cross-party support, being introduced by Liberal MPP Mike Colle as a private member’s bill with co-sponsorship from Peter Shurman of the Progressive Conservative Party and Cheri DiNovo of the NDP. [...]
In December 2001, Senator Vivienne Poy introduced a motion in the Senate of Canada to designate May as Asian Heritage Month and in May, 2002 the Government of Canada officially recognized May as Asian Heritage Month. This is a worthy acknowledgement of the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada. [...]
The following message was spoken at the Day of Mourning memorial by CUPE Local 79 First Vice-President Nancy Murphy on April 26th, 2013.