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Black History Month: Reflections on “Origin”

This is a personal reflection on the film "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," by Local 79 President Nas Yadollahi. It is part of an effort to further explore equity issues and prolong our focus on equity issues beyond Black History Month.A few weeks ago, in honour of Black History ...

Featuring our new member spotlight

Local 79 has debuted a new video media spotlight on members in the workplace.Meet our first member spotlight: Brenda, a Client Service Worker at Seaton House in the Toronto Shelter and Support Services (TSSS) division.In sharing her experience and perspectives on being a frontline worker for the City ...

Local 79 celebrates Black History Month

Local 79 Vice President Brigett Coleman is planning an exciting celebration for this year's annual Black History Month celebration, featuring keynote speakers, entertainment and light refreshments. Members are encouraged to find more details and register for the event in our Members’ Portal.Our distinguished keynote speakers for for our Black History ...

President Nas Yadollahi comments on City Budget

On Monday, January 22, 2024, Local 79 President Nas Yadollahi attended the City of Toronto's Budget Committee to comment on the 2024 City Budget.In her deputation, Nas commended the City on beginning the process of re-investing in the Toronto's public services. She also asked the Committee to further invest ...

Executive for 2024-2026 term take office

Local 79's newly elected Executive has taken office for the 2024-2026 term."I want to start the year off by thanking all the members who have spent the holidays at work — tirelessly contributing to making our city a better place and taking care of Toronto’s residents and the city’s ...

Our solidarity with education workers is succeeding

This morning, we witnessed an incredible example of what happens when we utilize our union solidarity.In the face of a rallies across Ontario and the threat of province-wide general strike, the Ontario Conservative government vowed to repeal its Bill 28 legislation, which imposed a contract on education workers and removed ...

Feb 28: Black History Month celebration

February is Black History Month, a month in which we celebrate Black excellence while also reflecting upon the systemic barriers and implicit biases that Black Canadians still face. On Monday, February 28, 2022 at 6 p.m., please join us for our annual Black History Month celebration as we turn our focus on ...
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Women’s Committee hosts financial planning seminar

On December 1, 2021, Local 79's Women’s Committee and Alterna Savings co-hosted a virtual financial planning workshop. We had an outstanding turn out, with over 100 people attending. Congratulations to Committee Co-Chairs Claudia White and Valerie Joseph for organizing such a successful event. View a recording of the presentation below. ...
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