All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement 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. 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. 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. 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. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement.
Settlement protocol between the City of Toronto and Civic Employees Union Local 416 (CUPE) – January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024. “This agreement is timely, affordable and accountable. When the details are released after ratification by the union and the council, you will see that the agreement meets the city`s objectives,” Tory said in a statement released Saturday. 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. The city and the union reached a negotiated solution in March 2020, but CoVID 19`s response efforts have so far prevented ratification. “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 five-year contract is fair to the people of Toronto and the 79 local workers,” the city said in a statement. 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. 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. Today, 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.