Local 79 members presented at City’s Budget Subcommittee meetings

We brought Local 79 frontline workers to the Budget Subcommittee meetings at the City’s six civic centres. Four members of Local 79 joined Local 79 President Tim Maguire at these meetings to tell their stories of how proposed budget cuts will hurt the public services we all depend on. Scarborough Civic Centre – Nikeisha Anderson – RPN in […]

Local 79 tells City’s Budget Committee about impacts of cuts in 2017 Budget

On Tuesday, January 10th — Local 79 President Tim Maguire deputed alongside Local 79 member Jennifer Chandran from the Housing Connections program (Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration Division). They told the City’s Budget Committee that cuts to City Divisions are impeding staff’s ability to deliver the level of service that Toronto’s communities need and are harming […]

Local 79 supports new revenue options for City

On Dec. 1st, Local 79 acting Vice-President Jason Desjardins and Local 79 Strategic Communications and Campaigns Consultant Katrina Miller told the City’s Executive Committee that Local 79 supports the City Manager’s recommendation that Council adopt a package of revenue options to support public services.

Local 79 advocates for youth employment opportunities in Toronto

Today the City released its report of the Youth Employment Action Plan Advisory Committee.  Local 79 is deeply committed to advocating for good stable jobs, especially for our young workers who are trying to build a life. We were disappointed that despite our willingness to participate on the Advisory Committee, Local 79 was not consulted […]

Local 79 deputes at 2nd Quarter Operating Budget Variance Report

Local 79 President Tim Maguire and members Fred Shilson (Long-Term Care cleaner) & Laura Versa (Parks, Forestry and Recreation worker) — were at City Hall on September 22 to speak to the City’s Second Quarter Operating Budget Variance Report. They told the City of Toronto’s Executive Committee that the Report shows budget cuts have led to increased gapping and vacancies in their Divisions, and detailed how understaffing puts the health of […]

Labour Day 2016

On September 5th, Local 79 members came out in force to march through the streets of Toronto in a show of labour solidarity! It was a beautiful day to come together and then have some fun on the last day of the CNE. See the images below!

2016 Lifeguard Competition

On July 29th, Local 79 was proud to sponsor Toronto’s annual lifeguard competition. City of Toronto lifeguards put their in-depth training to the test while building solidarity and camaraderie. It’s also a great venue for lifeguards to further improve their skills. Take a look at the fantastic photos from the event, generously provided by the City of Toronto. […]

2016 Caribbean Carnival

Fourty Local 79 members donned their costumes this year and danced the day away for the 2016 Caribbean Carnival!

2016 Toronto Island Picnic

Local 79’s annual picnic was held at Toronto Centre Island on Thursday, July 21st. Members were treated to a beautiful, hot summer day and enjoyed activities for children and discounted admission to the Centreville amusement park. Take a look at the photos below!

Heroes Seen and Unseen: Remembering Peter Marcelline

On Thursday, February 17th, 2016, CUPE Local 79 celebrated Black History Month 2016 by holding an event to honour and reflect on the extraordinary life of Peter Marcelline, who passed away on October 4th, 2015.