“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In July 2001, City Council adopted an “Attendance Management Program” aimed at City employees. Under the Program, the City monitors, questions and generally gives employees a hard time over absences from work legitimately due to illness or to an injury which occurred away from work. Local 79’s position is that the Program is unfair and […]
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.