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City of Toronto needs to shift focus from contingency planning to negotiating a fair deal with CUPE Local 79

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Toronto, ON—The President of the Union representing 20,000 City of Toronto ‘Inside’ workers today urged the City to shift its focus from contingency plans to the place it needs to be— the bargaining table. “The best possible contingency plan is to negotiate a fair contract,” said Dave Mitchell, ...

Black History Month Celebration

On Friday, February 28, 2020, Local 79 held its annual Black History Month celebration. We were joined by Olivia Nuamah, former executive director of both Pride Toronto and the Atkinson Foundation, who discussed her experience as a black woman in leadership roles and the negotiation of identity in the context ...

Local 79 and OCHU sign solidarity pact

The leaders of CUPE Local 79 and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE signed a solidarity pact today, committing the organizations and their members to support one another in bargaining. CUPE Local 79’s 20,000 members are in bargaining now with the City of Toronto. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions has 42,000 members, over 10,000 ...