On Thursday, the Provincial Liberal government released its 2017 Budget. There is some good news in the budget, but it falls short in many ways. To reduce poverty, the budget raises OW and ODSP rates by 2%. That’s good, but it’s a far cry from the 10% increase that is really needed. Even worse, Budget […]
For the first time since Local 79 members voted at the May 2015 General Membership Meeting to affiliate with the New Democratic Party, a delegation of 17 Local 79 members participated in the 2017 Ontario NDP Convention. Our delegation watched as the Ontario NDP launched a ‘Vision for Ontario’ that promised new money for health care, education, public transit and social […]
Come out to our signature annual event — Local 79’s Old Fashioned Picnic — fit for the whole family! Our annual picnic features a live band, a free BBQ lunch, lots of prizes, races for kids, a scavenger hunt, a tour of Howard House, a puppet show — and so much more! Registration begins at 9:00 […]
On April 13, 2017 — the Community Development and Recreation Committee took major action on three important issues. Shelter Cuts Reversed Staffing cuts in Shelters, Support and Housing Administration as a result of the budget have been reversed. Local 79’s President Tim Maguire joined other shelter advocates to highligh the importance of the reversal but also […]
Join us for one the best celebrations of the year! Come dance through the streets of Toronto on June 25th as we show pride in our diversity. Get your dancing shoes and sunscreen ready, but don’t forget to register. Click here to sign in to the Members’ Portal and claim your spot!
CUPE Local 79’s Annual Golf Tournament is on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at the Richmond Hill Golf and Country Club. Don’t miss this fun day of golf, prizes and dinner. To register, contact Local 79 Equity Vice President Ainsworth Hamilton at EquityVP@cupelocal79.org.
On Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Local 79 turned 75 and kicked-off what’s planned to be a year of celebrations. On our 75th birthday, we held an event at City Hall and watched as Local 79’s flag was raised on the City of Toronto’s flagpole. Local 79 members and friends were invited for a light lunch. Local 79 […]
Labour Council and Urban Alliance on Race Relations are holding a special forum in the Council Chambers at Toronto City Hall on Tuesday March 21st. The shocking events in the United States, Quebec and Ontario remind us of how important it is to build a strong movement to fight racism, Islamophobia and bigotry. Where: Council […]
This year the Equity Symposium marked a special anniversary. For 10 years now, the City of Toronto and CUPE Local 79 have cooperated to host this event with the goal of improving equity in our workplaces. Click on the 2017 Equity Symposium program to read the welcome letters from Local 79 President Tim Maguire and Equity Vice-President […]
Local 79 celebrated Black History month this year by honouring the life of Viola Desmond — a black businesswoman from Nova Scotia credited for helping shape the civil rights movement in Canada.