Local 79 members improve their literacy skills

On April 18th, a group of Local 79 members from Bridgepoint Health graduated from a program put on by the Ontario Literacy Coalition. Local 79 President Ann Dembinski was there to offer her congratulations and present the graduates with their certificates of completion. CUPE Local 79 and the Ontario Literacy Coalition have had a successful […]

April 2011 President’s Report for City of Toronto members

Dear Fellow Local 79 Member: The memo sent recently by City manager Joe Pennachetti to senior City managers, instructing them how to answer staff questions about the three reviews of City services that the City is launching, is just one more indication that the City may attempt to contract out jobs and services. (Mayor Ford’s […]

April 2011 President’s Report for TCHC members

Dear Fellow Member of Local 79 Working at TCHC: On Saturday April 9, 2011, a large number of Local 79 members participated in the “Rally for Respect” organized by Labour, student and community groups. The media reported up to 10,000 people were there demanding that Mayor Ford stop selling off public housing, cutting social programs […]

April 2011 President’s Report for Bridgepoint members

Dear Fellow Member of Local 79 Working at Bridgepoint Hospital: I recently sent a letter to Marion Walsh, expressing concerns that Bridgepoint Hospital continues to hire management and supervisory personnel, as well as create and fill new management positions that do not provide the delivery of front line services, while our members are being laid […]

Stephen Lewis – The Value of Municipal Services

CUPE municipal workers from across Canada met in Toronto February 16-18 to discuss how to deliver quality public services to Canada’s communities in the face of underfunding, privatization and trade agreements which threaten to undermine those services. In a powerful speech to delegates on the final day of the meeting, Stephen Lewis called on municipal […]

February 2011 President’s Report

Dear Fellow Local 79 Member: In January, I made deputations at the Community Development and Recreation Committee on two items that could have a potential impact on Local 79 members. One of the items was a proposal from the Chair of the Committee, Councillor Mammoliti, to form a Childcare Development Task Force. I questioned the […]

January 2011 President’s Report

Dear Fellow Local 79 Member: First of all, I would like to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Toronto City Council will soon be making a decision on who will operate and deliver programmes at the new Warden Hilltop Community Centre, located near Warden Avenue and St. Clair Avenue East. Local 79 […]

October 2010 President’s Report

Dear Fellow Local 79 Member: The Municipal election on Monday October 25th is vital for the City of Toronto and for Local 79. We need City Councillors and a Mayor who will ensure that the City of Toronto will continue to provide all the services the citizens of Toronto expect and our members help deliver. […]

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