Member Zone

Welcome to the CUPE Local 79 Member Zone – a  page to guide you through the resources that your union provides.


Members’ Portal

The CUPE Local 79 Members’ Portal gives Local 79 members access to a secure area where they can get targeted news, register for events, access private documents all based on bargaining unit and employer. The Members’ Portal also allows real-time changes to your union profile and contact information.

After launching the Members’ Portal by clicking on the button to the right, log in using the member ID located on your new membership card.

If you haven’t received your new white plastic membership card, please call Membership Services at 416-977-1629 ext. 248.



New Employee HandbookNew Member’s Handbook

Are you a new CUPE Local 79 member?  Then welcome to our union! 

Click to take a look at the New Member’s Handbook.

In this handbook you’ll find information about CUPE Local 79 members, and answers to the questions: ‘What does the union do?’;  ‘How does Local 79 work?’; and ‘What does it cost?’  You’ll also find an explanation of your Collective Agreement.

It’s all valuable information that every member should have on hand.



Imagine EqualityEquality at Local 79

Without unions, fairness and equity in the workplace would not be where they are today. CUPE Local 79 is firmly committed to equality in the workplace, as union solidarity is based on the principle that union members are equal and deserve mutual respect at all levels.  

Take a look at our Equality at Local 79 flyer, which provides Local 79’s Equality Statement and gives information on how to get involved in committees and events.





Stewards are the most visible face of the union. They’re on the front lines providing a vital link between the Local and its membership. The union couldn’t function without them. Stewards work closely with the Local 79 team to provide member support.

Stewards are:

  • Defenders of the rights outlined in the Collective Agreement
  • Someone to turn to for information and support when issues arise
  • Crucial in the grievance process: the key person who engages in problem-solving with management before the dispute is put into writing
  • The eyes and ears of the union in the workplace
  • Activists the Local may call on to assist in other campaigns in the interest of members

We need committed members to be nominated as Stewards. If you’d like to become a Steward, find more information and the Stewards’ Nomination form in the Members’ Portal.



Job opportunities at the City of Toronto

Local 79 members who work for the City of Toronto have access to an internal job opportunity database, called TalentFlow, that lists available jobs at the City. If you’ve been laid off, you’ll continue to have access to this job opportunity database for your 24 month recall period.

For your convenience, we’ve provided a link to TalentFlow below. Click on the button below to launch the City’s internal job database (you’ll need your employee number to log in).




If you’re unsure about the registration and application process on TalentFlow, the City has provided two documents that give step-by-step instructions on how to proceed, and a page of frequently asked questions. Click below to download one of the guides or take a look at the question and answer page.


At CUPE Local 79, we’re working to get our members special offers and savings from different businesses in Toronto. Click here to take a look at some of the discounts on offer for Local 79 members and how to take advantage of them.