Tickets for Local 79’s Holiday Party are sold out. For those who were able to purchase a ticket, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel has reserved a number of rooms for Local 79 members at a discounted rate of $159.00. Contact their Reservations Center at 1- 888- 627- 7175 with group code CU3881 to book a […]
We extend our thanks to all the Local 79 members who attended the Labour Day Parade on Monday, September 2, 2019. Hundreds of us marched through the streets of Toronto in our blue t-shirts with thousands of other union members to show our union pride. This year’s theme, as designated by event organizers The Toronto […]
TCHC’s 2018 Tenant Experience Survey revealed that tenants living in contract-managed buildings consistently report feeling less satisfied than tenants in direct-managed buildings. In light of these findings, Local 79 President David Mitchell wrote to TCHC’s Board of Directors to say that it’s time for the contract-managed buildings to come under direct management.
After a spate of lock-downs at City of Toronto workplaces where insufficient information was provided to staff, City Councillors Bradford and McKelvie brought a motion forward to City Council requesting training for all staff on lock-down procedures. Local 79 President Dave Mitchell sent a letter to Council supporting the motion, and asking that CUPE Local 79 be included as a key partner on the implementation of this training.
Secretariat Contact Julie Amoroso 10th floor, West Tower, City Hall 100 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Dear Mayor Tory, Re: EX7.1 Implementing Tenants First – A New Seniors Housing Corporation and Proposed Changes to Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s Governance. As the union for workers at Toronto Community Housing, CUPE Local 79 agrees that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
TORONTO, ON – The findings of a new poll that probed the frequency and type of violence staff experience at City of Toronto-run, long-term care homes, will be released Tuesday, April 9 (2019) at 12:30 p.m. at Toronto City Hall – Second Floor – Reception A. In addition to incidence of violence, staff, represented by […]