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City Shelters under threat of contracting out

The following letter from CUPE Local 79 President Tim Maguire was delivered to the Toronto City Councillor Robinson and members of the Community Development and Recreation Committee.  In it, Maguire urges the Committee to reject the prospect of contracting out cleaning and food services at City Shelters, as these services ...

Don't make the City an employer of precarious work

This letter from CUPE Local 79 Vice-President Nancy Murphy was sent to Mayor Ford and the members of his Executive Committee. It warns against the increasing level of precarious employment in Toronto, and asks the City not to take part in creating that kind of work by facilitating the contracting ...

No to a Casino. "Gambling addictions and increasing poverty will overwhelm a social service infrastructure already under siege."

 Mayor Rob Ford, Chair, and Members of the Executive Committee RE:     Executive Committee Meeting 30 (Special)              Item EX30.1 – New Casino and Convention Development in TorontoMy name is Lily Chang. I am the Treasurer of CUPE Local 79, Toronto’s inside workers. I’m deputing to Executive Committee representing over 2000 members ...

CUPE Local 79 says No to a casino – "It is clear from a public health perspective that a casino is the wrong choice for Toronto."

Mayor Rob Ford, Chair, and Members of the Executive CommitteeRE:     Executive Committee Meeting 30 (Special)             Item EX30.1 – New Casino and Convention Development in TorontoMy name is Nancy Murphy, and I am the First Vice President of CUPE Local 79. I am submitting this deputation to highlight concerns raised by ...

CUPE Local 79 deputes at the Casino debate on the excessive strain placed on people working across a broad range of services – just say "No"

Mayor Rob Ford, Chair, and Members of the Executive Committee RE:     Executive Committee Meeting 30 (Special)              Item EX30.1 – New Casino and Convention Development in TorontoI would like the Executive Committee to receive this deputation from me as Chief Steward of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local ...