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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On September 25, 2017 — Local 79 President Tim Maguire showed the City of Toronto’s Board of Health that Public Health will be 90 positions short of its approved complement in 2017, despite a growing population in Toronto that warrants growing services.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
Bill 148 Submission