The City of Toronto`s full-time, part-time, recreational and long-term care (LTC) units and cupE 79 are seeking to negotiate extensions to their collective agreements that expired on December 31, 2019. The parties are negotiating before the 12:01 .m. deadline expires on Saturday morning. If no agreement is reached by the deadline, there may be a work stoppage. Reading time: < 1 minute On December 8, 2019, Robert Ryan, an inmate at Beaver Creek Institution, died while in custody. At the time of his death, Mr. Ryan, 29, was serving an 8-year and 1-month sentence for theft, burglary and kicking, unlawful possession/poor fire, possession by crime and attack with a reading More… "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. In March, the city reached a final agreement with TCEU Local 416, which was also ratified by the union and approved by the City Council. Faced with a global pandemic here and the deadline for work stoppages at the door, the head of Canada`s largest union today called on the City of Toronto to reach an agreement.
CUPE Local 79 represents four bargaining units: full-time; Unit B, part-time; Long-term care homes and part-time services; and part-time recreational workers. 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, part-time unit B and long-term care services. «I am pleased that we have reached a fair agreement during these negotiations. COVID-19 has delayed our ratification, but today we have a five-year agreement that is on time, affordable and accountable. I would like to thank our employees who continue to provide excellent services to our city during this pandemic.