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 issues in the workplace. Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Members of the Canadian Public Employment Union Local 79 (CUPE Local 79) today ratified a 5-year collective agreement for their four City of Toronto bargaining units: full-time, part-time, Unit B homes, and part-time and long-term care services. The five-year collective agreements between CUPE Local 79 and the City of Toronto will apply for the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024. “Our bargaining committee worked hard to negotiate an agreement that allowed municipal workers to improve in each bargaining unit and recognize the hard work our members have done in taking charge of Toronto,” said Dave Mitchell, President of CUPE Local 79. Last week, City Council approved new collective agreements with Locals 416 and 79, which will save the city money and provide the services we need. Updated resumption of the service website – see www.toronto.ca/returntoservices/index.htm “Full-time urban workers told us that the language of job security should be a priority, while part-time workers insisted on the desire to access services and improve planning procedures. I am proud that we have been able to achieve these priorities for our members in this agreement. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please talk to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. The collective agreement is similar (and slightly inferior) to other recent public sector agreements. At the end of the day, if the two sides were completely contested, a referee would have been appealed.
Experience shows that arbitrators tend to use current models as a model. The collective agreements negotiated by the Labour Relations Board are expected to save the City more than $140 million over the next six years. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your agreement. To view the staff presentation at today`s council meeting, Collective Bargaining – Preliminary Agreements, City of Toronto Local TCEU 416 and City of Toronto and CUPE Local 79 – www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2009/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-22639.pdf The City met its bargaining objectives, which were approved during several months of council labour relations committee meetings. The agreements were also ratified by majority members of both unions. I hope you can agree with this summary: we have saved the city money. We settled down when we achieved our goals. In Canada and in all other democracies, employers cannot simply impose contracts on unionized workers. Employers set bargaining goals and try to achieve them. We have reached ours.
Also, letting man suffer for hypothetical small improvements would have been a dangerous game. . The following links are used for information purposes: To the medical program. We intend to replace the flawed and costly program with a short-term plan for people with disabilities. Everyone knew it would be difficult. Unions defend existing benefits even more strongly than wage increases. Collective Agreement between the City of Toronto and the Union of Canadian Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 Unit B – Part-time – January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2015. . . .