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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 that brought improvements to city workers in each bargaining unit and recognizes the hard work that our members do in taking care of Toronto,” said Dave Mitchell, President of CUPE Local 79. 

“Full-time city workers told us that job security language should be a priority, while part-time workers emphasized a desire to access benefits and improve scheduling procedures. I’m proud that we were able to obtain these priorities for our members in this agreement.”

The five-year collective agreements between CUPE Local 79 and the City of Toronto cover the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024.­­

CUPE Local 79 represents over 20,000 City of Toronto employees working in all City divisions, including those working in homeless shelters, public health, food services/water inspection, planning, transportation, childcare, employment & social services, recreation programs and long-term care. 

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