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, […]

CUPE Local 79 is with Jagmeet

Local 79 President Tim Maguire has announced that CUPE Local 79 is endorsing Jagmeet Singh for Leader of Canada’s NDP. Read Tim’s letter to Local 79 members about this endorsement.

Labour Day 2017

This year marks 75 years (from 1942 to 2017) of fighting for better jobs and working conditions!  March with us in the Labour Day parade and stay for the festivities at the CNE. Order your Labour Day t-shirt in the Members’ Portal right now! When: Monday, September 4, 2017 Registration & t-shirt pick-up: 7:00 – 9:00 […]

Join us at the Toronto Zoo on July 26!

Join us for our first adventure to the Toronto Zoo! See the pandas before they leave. See all the great work that the members of CUPE Local 1600 do in taking care of the animals. Hop onto the Members’ Portal for all the details and to register now. Where: Metro Toronto Zoo 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto When: Wednesday, […]