An interim agreement has been reached. CUPE Local 79 and the City of Toronto reached a preliminary agreement and avoided a work stoppage. More details will be provided after ratification by our members and the City Council. #TOpoli #Toronto Last week, the City Council adopted new collective agreements with Residents 416 and 79, which save the city money and provide the services on which we depend. The city and the union reached a negotiated solution in March 2020, but CoVID 19`s response efforts have so far prevented ratification. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he was “pleased” that an agreement had been reached and stressed the importance of municipal employees during the COVID 19 outbreak. “The city and LOCAL CUPE 79 bargaining committees worked hard to reach an agreement without interruption of work. I thank them for their efforts to achieve a fair result for both the employees and the people of our city. “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 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. Today, the City Council unanimously ratified the four (4) five-year contracts with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, the union representing the city`s 24,000 workers.
This follows the ratification by CUPE Local 79 members on 27 June. “The five-year contract is fair to the people of Toronto and the 79 local workers,” the city said in a statement. 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. 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. TORONTO — The City of Toronto and the union representing its more than 20,000 workers have reached a preliminary agreement to avoid a possible work stoppage.