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Tentative Agreement reached between Local 79 and TCHC

Early Friday morning (August 20, 2021), after an intense day of negotiations with a mediator, Local 79 reached a tentative agreement with TCHC.Local 79 was able to push off major concessions sought by TCHC thanks to the solidarity demonstrated amongst Local 79 members and the support received from the public. Details of the ...

No Board received in negotiations with TCHC

On Friday, August 6, 2021 - the Ontario Ministry of Labour issued a No Board Report for the negotiations between CUPE Local 79 and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC). Local 79 requested the No Board Report from the Ministry in response to TCHC's unproductive approach to negotiations. ...

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 ...

Remembering Sydney Allan Martin

On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Local 79 member Sydney Allan Martin passed away unexpectedly.  Sydney was a loving and dedicated father to his 5 children, beloved partner, son, brother, uncle, and friend.  Sydney was an employee in the City of Toronto's Shelter, Support & Housing Administration division, and will be ...

Local 79 turns 79!

We are celebrating a special anniversary this year. On March 23, 2021, CUPE Local 79 turns 79! One year after our founders first organized, the Trades and Labour Congress issued a Charter to the Toronto Municipal Association Local 79 (now CUPE Local 79) on March 23, 1942. Our goals have ...

Local 79 calls out Anti-Asian racism

The murder of six Asian women in Georgia spas by a white gunman last week has only highlighted what is an alarming increase in horrifying xenophobic violence towards Asian Americans across the United States. We recognize and stand alongside our fellow Asian Canadian members as we collectively mourn the pain from ...

Feb 25: COVID-19 and its effects on Black communities

Please join us for Local 79's online Black History Month event taking place this Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.   The event will feature live performances by Shi Wisdom and Krystle Chance, and a keynote presentation on COVID-19 and its impact on Black communities featuring Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Aina-Nia Ayo'dele Grant and Hamud Mbarak. A Local ...
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CUPE Local 79 members ratify five-year agreement with City of Toronto

Saturday, June 27, 2020 — Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79 (CUPE Local 79) ratified a 5-year collective agreement today for its four City of Toronto bargaining units: Full-Time, Part-Time Recreation Workers, Unit B Part-Time and Long-Term Care Homes & Services. “Our bargaining committee worked diligently to negotiate a deal ...
Confronting anti-black racism: a discussion

A discussion on confronting anti-Black racism

On June 10, 2020, CUPE Local 79's Human Rights Committee hosted a virtual discussion about confronting anti-Black racism, featuring Black community leaders Louis March, Akilah Haneef-Jabari and Desmond Cole. If you missed the event, you can watch our recordings of it below. Watch the event's organizer, Local 79 Equity ...

FAQ on City’s redeployment survey

Questions about the City's redeployment process during the COVID-19 crisis? Please see our frequently asked question fact sheet below. REDEPLOYMENT Can I request an accommodation instead of redeployment? Yes. You have the right to request an accommodation. You need to choose between opting in or opting out of redeployment.  You may still opt-in ...