Recreation waitlists expected to grow to 400,000 if nothing is done

Toronto waitlists for Recreation programs expected to grow to 400,000 if nothing is done. Help us push for expanding programs across the City. A new report going before the City’s Community Development and Recreation Committee (CDRC) this Monday shows that waitlists for recreation programs have grown by by 74% over the last three years to […]

Focus on longterm care & childcare at CUPE Ontario political action conference

This week, CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire and other union activists attended CUPE Ontario’s first political action conference. Conference participants (pictured above) are coming away from their discussions to push two immediate actions. To make a care standard for nursing home residents.  Ontario funds long-term care at a lower level than just about any other Canadian […]

2018 Budget Townhall

Do you want to see changes made in your neighbourhood? Are you passionate about making your community a better place to live in? Do you want to learn more about how you can make an impact? Share your vision for a better Toronto and help your city councillors decide on the people’s budget. Come to […]

Maguire calls for contingency plan amongst child care centre closures

Amongst a host of recommendations to the City’s Community Development & Recreation Committee (see our briefing note), Maguire told the City’s Community Development & Recreation Committee that the closing of two child care Centres will reduce the City’s childcare capacity by 67 spaces for a period of time. When Centres are slated for closure, the City […]

Local 79’s 75th Anniversary Good Jobs Gala

On Saturday, October 28th, 2017 — CUPE Local 79 celebrated 75 years of building good jobs that deliver quality services in Toronto. We reflected on highlights of the last 75 years and talked about our path forward. Attendees enjoyed delicious dishes and wines presented by Chef Annick using ingredients gathered from local and sustainable sources […]

CUPE National Convention strengthens resolve against austerity

Local 79 delegates attended the CUPE National Convention last week and brought forward a number of resolutions on issues like basic income, affordable childcare and defending defined benefit plans. Of note — convention delegates approved a resolution to begin pay for eligible members of striking locals on the first day of a strike, instead of the fifth, as is currently […]

Local 79 mourns the death of 311 worker Jonathan Prosper

It is with great sadness that we at Local 79 share the news that Local 79 member Jonathan Prosper has passed away. His sudden death was a shock to coworkers in the City of Toronto’s 311 Division and has left many of them reeling. Jonathan began working in 311 in April of 2010, where he […]

Maguire cautions City on implementation of new time attendance and scheduling system

Tim Maguire deputes about Kronos at Government Management Committee

Kronos, the City’s new time attendance and scheduling system, continues its roll-out across City divisions. Before the City injects additional funding into the project to continue its expansion, Tim Maguire told members of the Government Management Committee that they need to make sure the system that’s already been implemented is working. During labour-management meetings, we’ve […]

Transportation Services Workplace Issues Form

Local 79 and the City’s Transportation Services Division are undertaking joint Labour-Management Committee meetings. These meetings provide a forum for management and the union to discuss and resolve workplace issues not related to health & safety, bargaining or grievances. Do you have workplace issues or concerns you would like to see discussed at Labour-Management? If so, […]