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City Workers Flock to Centre Island for Annual CUPE Picnic

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 13, 2010) – Thousands of City of Toronto inside workers and their families will take the ferry to Centre Island on July 14 and 15 for their union’s annual picnic. Activities including games, races, tug-of-war and rides for children, get underway at 10:30 a.m. both days, said CUPE Local 79 executive […]

June 2010 President’s Report For City of Toronto members

Dear Fellow Local 79 Member, Earlier this year, Local 79 met with City staff regarding upcoming office relocations in the Employment and Social Services Division, and the related concerns of members. The Division presented a detailed update of the planned new locations and expects the changes to be completed by September of this year. Local […]

CUPE Local 79, Second Harvest Launch Special Food Drive

“City workers see hunger every day” TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – May 28, 2010) – CUPE Local 79 has joined forces with Second Harvest to launch a special week-long food drive that asks the union’s 18,000 members to help reach the charity’s goal of delivering a record six million pounds of food this year. “Whether they work […]

March 2010 President’s Report

Dear Fellow Local 79 Members, At the beginning of March, Local 79 made a deputation to the City of Toronto’s Budget Committee expressing concerns regarding the operating budget for the 2010 – 2011 fiscal year. Once again we registered our protest about the secrecy of the budget process and the ‘confidential’ references in the publicly […]

February 2010 President’s Report

Dear Fellow Local 79 Members, City of Toronto Seniority and Service Review of Full Time Unit – Local 79 is still waiting for the City of Toronto to resolve all of the undetermined issues related to the Seniority and Service Review of the Full Time Unit. Local 79 has requested arbitration dates for a number […]

January 2010 President’s Report

Dear Fellow Local 79 Member, First of all, I would like to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! The 2010 City of Toronto Operating Budget process will be underway, starting on February 16, 2010. As always, Local 79 will be closely monitoring the budget debate and taking an active role. Local 79 […]

Pernicious position

The following letter was written by CUPE Local 79 President Steven David as a “letter to the editor” to the national newspaper The Globe and Mail.