More than 700 community housing workers at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) are mobilizing to enhance safety, improve quality, and ensure affordability for 110,000 Torontonians who rely on social housing.
The waitlist for community housing currently exceeds 79,000 people and the city’s housing crisis has reached its peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without TCHC’s workers, tenants wouldn’t have access to lifesaving supports including wellness checks and referrals to critical health and social services.
TCHC is attempting to erode job security, seniority rights, parental and maternity leave benefits, and refuses to consider vital health and safety proposals to keep workers safe.
We call on the board of the TCHC to:
- Work with the union to protect and enhance community housing;
- Bargain a fair collective agreement that respects vital, frontline community housing workers.
We need the management and board of TCHC to care for workers as diligently as CUPE members care for the residents in community housing.