Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers as well as the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, employer and workers. 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. Service Site Update – see www.toronto.ca/returntoservices/index.htm Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Members of the Canadian Union of Local Employees 79 (CUPE Local 79) ratify the 5-year Collective Agreement today for its four City of Toronto Bargaining Units: full-time, part-time workers, part-time unit B and homes and long-term care services. For the presentation of staff 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 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. 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. I hope you can agree with this summary: we saved money to the city. We made a commitment when we achieved our goals. “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. I appreciate their commitment and hard work for our residents. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Local 519 (OPSEU 519) represents police on the University of Toronto campus. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, Local 58 (IATSE Local 58) represents staff at the University of Toronto Hart House Theatre.
“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 United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Local 46 (UA Local 46) represents plumbers, steam fitters and sprinkler sprinklers at U of T. . The Burkett Arbitration Award between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 3888 for the term of office from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014. . The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), District Council 46, Local 557 currently has no active staff. The University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) provides teachers and librarians with employment representation, including salary, retirement, benefit negotiations and workplace complaints.