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 […]
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 — […]
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 […]
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 […]