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Local 79 highlights continued SAMS administrative burden & flawed Fleet Services contract

On Monday, January 23 — Local 79 presented at the City's Government Management Committee about our concerns regarding the Social Assistance Management System's (SAMS) continued administrative burden in the Toronto Employment & Social Services Division. We questioned the wisdom of eliminating 66 temporary positions that were originally brought in to ...

Local 79 tells City's Budget Committee about impacts of cuts in 2017 Budget

On Tuesday, January 10th — Local 79 President Tim Maguire deputed alongside Local 79 member Jennifer Chandran from the Housing Connections program (Shelter, Support, and Housing Administration Division). They told the City’s Budget Committee that cuts to City Divisions are impeding staff’s ability to deliver the level of service that Toronto’s ...

The Gardiner Tsunami

The TorontoCanDoBetter.ca coalition has put together a great little report about how the City's focus on repairing the Gardiner (instead of choosing the at-grade boulevard option for rehabilitating the eastern portion of the Gardiner), is drowning the City's ability to properly maintain and invest in the rest of Toronto. Take a ...