市政府工人照管多倫多市


市政府工人照管多倫多市

電影的成功往往歸功於演員,而實際上幕後人員的精心佈置才令電影成功。同樣道理,多倫多市的成功應歸於運作城市的人。

不管您是居住在怡陶碧谷、北約克、士嘉堡或是市中心,我們都一樣感到自豪。看看為兒童玩樂而設的既乾淨又安全的公園,為成人和兒童而設的各項美好社會項目和康樂中心,還有為弱勢市民而設的房屋援助和庇護所,為避免青少年出問題而設的夏令營,以保持老人活動和健康的長者項目,這一切為維護多倫多市安全,健康和繁榮的功勞應歸誰呢?應該是那些為這座偉大城市做貢獻的前線工人。以至我們的青年外展工作者,為保持多市的安全,並最大限度地減少街頭暴力,發揮了重要作用。這就是為什麼勞工議會聯合其它工會反對2011年削減經費將導至剔除那些職位的目的。

以 Lily Chang 為例。她是代表在前線工作的市政府工人工會CUPE 79的司庫,她是一位加拿大中國人在多倫多公益金董事局新當任的勞工代表。雖然吳溫溫是第一位多倫多公益金勞工代表的加拿大中國人,我們所有人都應對Lily Chang作為公益金的新勞工代表感到自豪。在2011年公益金籌得1.15億元和在多倫多資助了200多個社區衛生服務和社會服務機構。這只是一些CUPE 79 照管多倫多市的方面。如要了解更多資訊,可瀏覽www.toronto79.com


市政府工人照管多伦多市

电影的成功往往归功于演员,而实际上幕后人员的精心布置才令电影成功。同样道理,多伦多市的成功应归于运作城市的人。

不管您是居住在怡陶碧谷、北约克、士嘉堡或是市中心,我们都一样感到自豪。看看为儿童玩乐而设的既干净又安全的公园,为成人和儿童而设的各项美好社会项目和康乐中心,还有为弱势市民而设的房屋援助和庇护所,为避免青少年出问题而设的夏令营,以保持老人活动和健康的长者项目,这一切为维护 多伦多市安全,健康和繁荣的功劳应归谁呢? 应该是那些为这座伟大城市做贡献的前线工人。以至我们的青年外展工作者,为保持多市的安全,并最大限度地减少街头暴力,发挥了重要作用。这就是为什么劳工议会联合其它工会反对2011年削减经费将导至剔除那些职位的目的。

以 Lily Chang 为例。她是代表在前线工作的市政府工人工会CUPE 79的司库,她是一位加拿大中国人在多伦多公益金董事局新当任的劳工代表。虽然吴温温是第一位多伦多公益金劳工代表的加拿大中国人,我们所有人都应对Lily Chang作为公益金的新劳工代表感 到自豪。在2011年公益金筹得1.15亿元和在多伦多资助了200多个社区卫生服务和社会服务机构。这只是一些CUPE 79 照管多伦多市的方面。如要了解更多资讯,可浏览 www.toronto79.com


City workers are taking care of Toronto

Although actors are often the ones who get the credit for making a movie successful, it is the people working behind the scenes who set the conditions for its success. The same logic of credit goes for running the city of Toronto.

Whether you live in Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough or downtown, we all have much to be proud of. Parks that are clean and safe for kids to play in; recreational centres that hold great social programs for our adults and kids alike; housing assistance and shelters for our more vulnerable citizens; summer camps for youth to keep them out of trouble; and senior programs to keep seniors active and healthy. And who are the people that deserve credit for keeping Toronto safe, healthy and thriving? It is the frontline workers who deserve credit for running this great city. Even our youth outreach workers play an important role in keeping our city safe and minimizing street violence. This is why the Labour Council along with other unions fought the budget cuts in 2011 that would have eliminated those positions.

Take Lily Chang for example. She is the Treasurer of CUPE 79, the union that represents these frontline city workers. She is the new Chinese-Canadian Labour Representative on the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees. Although Winnie Ng was the first Chinese-Canadian Labour Rep to sit on United Way, we should all take pride that Lily Chang is the new representative on the United Way which raised $115 million in 2011 and funds over 200 community health and social service agencies in Toronto. These are just some ways that CUPE 79 is taking care of Toronto. For more information, visit www.toronto79.com