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Media release: Toronto Community Housing Workers Trigger Countdown to Legal Job Action to Enhance Services for Residents

Workers at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, are bargaining to enhance safety, improve quality, and ensure affordability for Torontonians who rely on social housing. The union has requested a “no-board” report from the Ministry of Labour, following TCHC’s ...

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 ...