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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.REDEPLOYMENTCan 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 ...
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Updates on COVID-19

Local 79 is working to support members as the City of Toronto, Bridgepoint and Toronto Community Housing keeps critical public services operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our members is paramount. Our members at Toronto Public Health are keeping the best and most up-to-date resources on ...
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Introducing Bob Cutz, the face of our new campaign

We all know of the cuts-at-all-costs politician. Or the cranky relative who believes that public services are a waste.But what would happen if these characters came face-to-face with the people who deliver these services and had the chance to see and experience firsthand the value they bring to our communities? Our ...

Local 79 members celebrate at our Holiday Party

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Local 79 held its second holiday party at the Sheraton Hotel. The night was full of good eats, dancing and huge prize giveaways. Thanks to all the members who attended and danced the night away, we had a fabulous time celebrating with you!Click here to ...
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