Registration is now open for the 2019 Labour Day Parade!

We’re back at the Ex this year! Join us in a mass show of labour solidarity as we march in Toronto’s annual Labour Day Parade all the way to the CNE grounds.  Register now in the Members’ Portal and order up to four t-shirts for your family. On Labour Day — Monday, September 2, 2019 — […]

Local 79 Summer splash: July 25th!

All Local 79 members and their family members are invited to join us at our most popular event of the year: the Wet’n’Wild Summer Splash picnic! When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Where: 7855 Finch Ave. W, Brampton The first 2000 people who reserve spots in the Members’ Portal can purchase their tickets for $15/person (max […]

Local 79 hosts 2019 Equity Symposium on addressing bias in the workplace

On Monday, June 3, 2019 — CUPE Local 79 held its annual Equity Symposium, an event jointly organized with the City of Toronto. The Equity Symposium is a training event for union stewards and management that focuses on an equity-related issue each year. This was the 12th annual Equity Symposium and its theme was: Addressing Bias […]

Hundreds rally in support of Bridgepoint Hospital workers

On May 30, hundreds of CUPE Ontario members marched up to Mount Sinai Hospital to join Local 79 for a rally to support Bridgepoint workers, who are being mistreated by their employer: Sinai Health Systems. CUPE Local 79 has been working towards negotiating a fair collective agreement for our Bridgepoint Hospital nurses, paramedical and service […]

Local 79 rallies against cuts to Toronto Public Health

In late April, news leaked that Doug Ford planned to expand his attack on health care by slashing funding to public health units across Ontario. He has targeted Toronto with the worst of the cuts, slashing $1 billion dollars from Toronto Public Health over the next 10 years. Public health services affect every aspect of […]

87% of PSWs and RPNs at Toronto-run long-term care homes experience violence

Staff at the City of Toronto ten, long-term care homes– particularly racialized workers – experience a high level of violence, abuse and harassment, a newly released poll of front-line long-term care workers has found. The poll is the first time that CUPE Local 79 has surveyed its long-term care members – the vast majority of […]

Responding to Ford government safe injection site funding cuts

CUPE Local 79 strongly supports Toronto’s supervised consumption and treatment services and the life saving work that harm reduction workers do every day. Our members in Toronto Public Health keep our city healthy by providing health clinics, nutrition programs, and working to stop infectious diseases. The front-line workers at Toronto Public Health’s supervised consumption and […]

Local 79 joins Stewards Assembly to organize against Province’s cuts

With the Ford government’s relentless attack on the province’s public services, the Toronto & York Region Labour Council held a Stewards Assembly last month to organize against those attacks. A large contingent of CUPE Local 79 Stewards (pictured above) attended. One of our Stewards, Patricia Gamarra, was featured in a video that screened at the Stewards Assembly. She […]

Local 79 purse drive in full swing!

Our members have stepped up in a big way to our purse and toiletry donation challenge! All donations collected will be delivered to clients at the City’s shelters. Local 79 workplaces across Toronto are competing to collect the most donations. The winners are promised a surprise at the end of April. A shout out to […]