“The city`s full-time workers told us that the language of job security should be a priority, while part-time workers emphasized the desire to get lifts to benefits and improve planning procedures. I am proud that we have been able to achieve these priorities for our members in this agreement. The wage agreement is similar (and slightly less than) to other recent public sector agreements. At the end of the day, if both parties behaved completely, an arbitrator would have been called. Experience shows that arbitrators tend to use current models as a model. The collective agreements negotiated by the working committee are expected to save the city more than $140 million over the next six years. Last week, the City Council approved new collective agreements with Residents 416 and 79, which save the city money and provide the services on which we depend. To view the staff presentation at today`s Council meeting, Collective Bargaining – Tentative Agreements, City of Toronto TCEU Local 416 and City of Toronto and CUPE Local 79 — www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-22639.pdf If you have questions about your rights in your workplace, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the details of your agreement. The five-year collective agreements between CUPE Local 79 and the City of Toronto cover the period of January 1, 2007. January 2020 to December 31, 2024. Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Members of the Canadian Union of Local Employees 79 (CUPE Local 79) today ratified a 5-year collective agreement for their four City of Toronto bargaining units: full-time, part-time recreation workers, Unit B-Part-Time and Long-Term Care Care Homes. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you.

Service site update – see www.toronto.ca/returntoservices/index.htm All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. The city met its negotiating objectives, which were approved during several months of Council working committee meetings. The agreements were also ratified by majorities of members of both unions. “Our bargaining committee has worked hard to negotiate an agreement that has improved municipal workers in every bargaining unit and recognizes the hard work our members are doing to deal with Toronto,” said Dave Mitchell, President of CUPE Local 79.