Item - 2013.EX33.2

Tracking Status

EX33.2 - Quality Jobs, Living Wages and Fair Wages in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage, to increase the Schedule C General Classification rates, which include wage rates for workers performing cleaning services, to prevailing market rates as set out in Appendix A to the report (April 9, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Manager, Fair Wage Office, for new Tenders, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Divisional Purchase Orders issued by the City after this amendment goes into effect upon the enactment of the by-law to implement this change.

 

2.         City Council direct the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Chief Corporate Officer to include the mandatory requirements set out in Appendix B to the report (April 9, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Manager, Fair Wage Office – Mandatory Requirements for Custodial Services Request for Proposals in all future Request for Proposals for Custodial Services.

 

3.         City Council delegate to Division Heads the ability to approve the use of subcontractors in Custodial Services contracts where in the Division Heads' determination, the use of subcontractors is appropriate due to extenuating circumstances, and require Division Heads to report semi-annually to the Government Management Committee on the exercise of such delegation; and the Treasurer and Executive Director of Human Resources develop training and guidelines for Division Heads in order to assist them in determining when it is appropriate to approve the use of subcontractors.

 

4.         City Council approve the necessary amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage to authorize the delegation of authority to the Fair Wage Manager to update Schedule C of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage from time to time as follows:

 

a.         The Industrial, Commercial and Institutional, Road Building, Sewer and Watermain, Heavy Construction, and Utility divisions of  Schedule C shall be updated every three years consistent with the construction industry prevailing market rates commencing in 2013 for new Tenders, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Divisional Purchase Orders issued by the City;

 

b.         Subsequent to the 2013 update set out in Part 1 above, the General Classifications division of Schedule C shall be updated every three years to reflect current market wage rates prevailing in such industries for new Tenders, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Divisional Purchase Orders issued by the City; and

 

c.         Utilizing 2013 as the base year, the update every three years to Schedule C shall be effective on June 1st of the update year.

 

5.         City Council, to implement Parts 1 and 4 above, direct the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk and the Manager, Fair Wage Office to review Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage to determine the best  method to file, post and notify the public and potential contractors of any new rate changes made to Schedule C under the delegated authority, and the deleted Fair Wage Schedules remain on file and in force for those contracts issued before the effective date of the new Fair Wage Schedules.

 

6.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce to Council any bills necessary to amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage to implement Council's decision.

 

7.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to report in late 2013 on a job quality assessment tool that includes a living wage standard and considers skills and training opportunities, working conditions, and other determinants of job quality.

 

8.          City Council refer the following Executive Committee Recommendation to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Manager, Fair Wage Office for consideration at the same time as the forthcoming report on the job quality assessment tool being developed by Economic Development and Culture, Employment and Social Services, and Social Development, Finance and Administration.

 

            Referred Recommendation:

 

City Council delegate the authority to award contracts for custodial services subject to the limits and conditions set out in Chapter 195 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Purchasing.

Background Information (Committee)

(April 9, 2013) Report with Appendices A, B, C and E from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Manager, Fair Wage Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-57801.pdf
Appendix D - International Sanitary Standards Association - Cleaning Industry Management Standards for Green Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-57799.pdf
Appendix F - Working for a Living Wage: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver (2012)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-57800.pdf
Comparison of Existing and Proposed Changes to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage, Schedule C, General Classifications
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60023.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(April 22, 2013) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Main.EX33.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36586.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Lisa Marie Williams, Research Assistant, Wellesley Institute (EX.Main.EX33.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36585.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Nancy Murphy, First Vice-President, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Main.EX33.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36587.pdf
(April 22, 2013) Letter from Mary Gellatly, Workers Rights Division, Parkdale Community Legal Services (EX.Main.EX33.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36591.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Linda Rose (EX.Main.EX33.2.5)
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Julio Silva (EX.Main.EX33.2.6)
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Deena Ladd, Coordinator, Workers' Action Centre (EX.Main.EX33.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36589.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Submission from David F. McDonald (EX.Main.EX33.2.8)
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Navjeet Sidhu, Social Planning Toronto (EX.Main.EX33.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36590.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Supp.EX33.2.10)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Supp.EX33.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38834.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 (EX.New.EX33.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38866.pdf
(July 3, 2013) Submission from Jenny Carson (EX.New.EX33.2.13)
(July 3, 2013) Submission from Nicole Mihajlovic, filed submission for Mary Gellatly, Parkdale Legal Services Inc. (EX.New.EX33.2.14)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That:

 

1.         City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 3 by adding the words " due to extenuating circumstances, and require Division Heads to report semi-annually to the Government Management Committee on the exercise of such delegation " so that it now reads as follows:

 

3.         City Council delegate to Division Heads the ability to approve the use of subcontractors in Custodial Services contracts where in the Division Heads' determination, the use of subcontractors is appropriate due to extenuating circumstances, and require Division Heads to report semi-annually to the Government Management Committee on the exercise of such delegation; and the Treasurer and Executive Director of Human Resources develop training and guidelines for Division Heads in order to assist them in determining when it is appropriate to approve the use of subcontractors.

 

2.          City Council refer Executive Committee Recommendation 4 to the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Manager, Fair Wage Office for consideration at the same time as the forthcoming report on the job quality assessment tool being developed by Economic Development and Culture, Employment and Social Services, and Social Development, Finance and Administration.

Vote (Amend Item) Jul-19-2013 10:39 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.2 - Bail„o - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 28 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 3 Members that voted No are Doug Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, David Shiner

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Withdrawn)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Manager, Fair Wage Office to report back directly to Council on the social and financial impacts of amending the Fair Wage schedule to allow for a minimum "living wage" threshold for all City contracts.


Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That Councillor Mihevc be permitted to withdraw his motion 2.

Vote (Withdraw a Motion) Jul-19-2013 10:36 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.2 - Mihevc - Withdraw motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Mary Fragedakis, Joe Mihevc
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, David Shiner

3 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Ron Moeser (Lost)

That Recommendation 1 in motion 1 by Councillor Bailão be amended by deleting the word "semi-annually" and replacing it with the word "annually" so that the motion now reads:

 

1.         City Council amend Executive Committee Recommendation 3 by adding the words " due to extenuating circumstances, and require Division Heads to report annually to the Government Management Committee on the exercise of such delegation " so that it now reads as follows:

 

3.         City Council delegate to Division Heads the ability to approve the use of subcontractors in Custodial Services contracts where in the Division Heads' determination, the use of subcontractors is appropriate due to extenuating circumstances, and require Division Heads to report annually to the Government Management Committee on the exercise of such delegation; and the Treasurer and Executive Director of Human Resources develop training and guidelines for Division Heads in order to assist them in determining when it is appropriate to approve the use of subcontractors.

Vote (Amend Motion) Jul-19-2013 10:38 AM

Result: Lost Majority Required - EX33.2 - Moeser - motion 3 - Amend Bail„o
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Doug Holyday, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Karen Stintz, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 14 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, David Shiner

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-19-2013 10:39 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX33.2 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, David Shiner, Karen Stintz, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Doug Holyday, Jaye Robinson
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Mike Del Grande, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Chin Lee, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Giorgio Mammoliti, John Parker, Anthony Perruzza

Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Lost)

That in accordance with Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider Item EX33.2.

Vote (Reconsider Item) Jul-19-2013 1:29 PM

Result: Lost Two-Thirds Required - EX33.2 - Minnan-Wong - Reconsider the item
Total members that voted Yes: 16 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Doug Ford, Doug Holyday, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 17 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Michelle Berardinetti, Janet Davis, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Norman Kelly, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, John Parker, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Karen Stintz, Adam Vaughan
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, James Pasternak, Kristyn Wong-Tam

EX33.2 - Quality Jobs, Living Wages and Fair Wages in Toronto

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage, to increase the Schedule C General Classification rates, which include wage rates for workers performing cleaning services, to prevailing market rates as set out in Appendix A to the report (April 9, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Manager, Fair Wage Office, for new Tenders, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Divisional Purchase Orders issued by the City after this amendment goes into effect upon the enactment of the by-law to implement this change.

 

2.         City Council direct the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Chief Corporate Officer to include the mandatory requirements set out in Appendix B to the report (April 9, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Manager, Fair Wage Office – Mandatory Requirements for Custodial Services Request for Proposals in all future Request for Proposals for Custodial Services.

 

3.         City Council delegate to Division Heads the ability to approve the use of subcontractors in Custodial Services contracts where in the Division Heads' determination, the use of subcontractors is appropriate; and the Treasurer and Executive Director of Human Resources develop training and guidelines for Division Heads in order to assist them in determining when it is appropriate to approve the use of subcontractors.

 

4.         City Council delegate the authority to award contracts for custodial services subject to the limits and conditions set out in Chapter 195 of the Toronto Municipal Code, Purchasing.

 

5.         City Council  approve the necessary amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage to authorize the delegation of authority to the Fair Wage Manager to update Schedule C of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 67, Fair Wage from time to time as follows:

 

a.         The Industrial, Commercial and Institutional, Road Building, Sewer and Watermain, Heavy Construction, and Utility divisions of  Schedule C shall be updated every three years consistent with the construction industry prevailing market rates commencing in 2013 for new Tenders, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Divisional Purchase Orders issued by the City;

 

b.         Subsequent to the 2013 update set out in Recommendation 1 of the report (April 9, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Manager, Fair Wage Office, the General Classifications division of Schedule C shall be updated every three years to reflect current market wage rates prevailing in such industries for new Tenders, Requests for Quotation, Requests for Proposals, Purchase Orders, and Divisional Purchase Orders issued by the City; and

 

c.         Utilizing 2013 as the base year, the update every three years to Schedule C shall be effective on June 1st of the update year.

 

6.         City Council, to implement Recommendations 1 and 5 above, direct the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Clerk and the Manager, Fair Wage Office to review Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage to determine the best  method to file, post and notify the public and potential contractors of any new rate changes made to Schedule C under the delegated authority, and the deleted Fair Wage Schedules remain on file and in force for those contracts issued before the effective date of the new Fair Wage Schedules.

 

7.         City Council authorize the City Solicitor to introduce to Council any bills necessary to amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage to implement the recommendations in the report (April 9, 2013) from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, and the Manager, Fair Wage Office, that are adopted by Council.

 

8.         City Council direct the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, in collaboration with the General Manager, Toronto Employment and Social Services and the General Manager, Economic Development and Culture, to report in late 2013 on a job quality assessment tool that includes a living wage standard and considers skills and training opportunities, working conditions, and other determinants of job quality.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee referred the following motion to the Manager, Fair Wage Office, for a report back to the Executive Committee in late 2013:

 

            Motion 3 by Councillor Ainslie

 

            "That City Council require or request where legally appropriate that the City's Fair Wage Policy be adopted by all City Agencies."

Origin

(April 9, 2013) Report from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Manager, Fair Wage Office

Summary

This report responds to seven Council directions approved as a part of the report titled Council-Directed Follow Up to Community Development Committee Item CD10.2 – the Social Impact of Lower Wage Jobs (April 2012).  These Council directions all address a common theme:  the quality of jobs created through the City's contracting processes, particularly in custodial services contracts.

 

The report provides an overview of job quality issues in the service sector generally and in the cleaning industry specifically.  Because of the important role that wages play in determining job quality, the report also describes the difference between "minimum wage", "fair wage" and "living wage" standards.

 

The report recommends a series of actions to ensure the quality of jobs created through the City's contracting processes.  To address job quality issues in custodial service contracts, the report makes two recommendations:

 

-           Immediate updates to the General Classifications Wage Schedule of the Fair Wage Policy to reflect current, prevailing fair market wages for the jobs covered by this schedule, including workers in the cleaning services industry.  The Schedule currently reflects 2003/4 rates, and includes rates below the legislated Provincial Minimum Wage;

 

-           Immediate updates to the mandatory requirements proponents must meet when they compete for City custodial service contracts.  The recommended requirements reflect industry best practices, and will help ensure that the City receives quality services and supports quality jobs.

 

With new mandatory requirements in place for custodial services contracts and fair market wages in place for custodial workers, this report recommends that Council restore delegated authorities for the approval of custodial service contracts:

 

-           Restoring the authority of Division Heads to approve the appropriate use of subcontracting in custodial service contracts; and

 

-           Restoring the authority of Bid Committee and Division Heads to approve contracts for custodial services subject to the conditions and procedures provided for in Chapter 195 of the Toronto Municipal Code.

 

These delegated authorities were suspended by Council in its adoption of Council-Directed Follow Up to Community Development Committee Item CD10.2 – the Social Impact of Lower Wage Jobs in April 2012.

 

Finally, this report recommends two additional actions to ensure quality jobs are created through the City's contracting process on an ongoing basis:

 

-           Providing the Manager, Fair Wage Office with the delegated authority to update the Schedules of the Fair Wage Policy on a regular basis.  These schedules establish minimum rates that contractors with the City must pay their workers, and were last updated in 2003.  By delegating this authority, Council will ensure that the Schedules are always current; and

 

-           Joint work by Economic Development and Culture, Employment and Social Services, and Social Development, Finance and Administration to develop and report on a job quality assessment tool.   Such a tool would include a living wage standard and consider other dimensions of job quality, including skills and training opportunities, and working conditions.  It would allow the City to assess job quality in a number of areas, including the quality of jobs secured for residents through Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy; the quality of jobs created through Collaborating for Competitiveness: A Strategic Plan for Accelerating Economic Growth and Job Creation in Toronto; and the quality of jobs held by residents in Neighbourhood Improvement Areas identified under Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020.

Background Information

(April 9, 2013) Report with Appendices A, B, C and E from the Executive Director, Social Development, Finance and Administration, the Chief Corporate Officer, the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management and the Manager, Fair Wage Office
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-57801.pdf
Appendix D - International Sanitary Standards Association - Cleaning Industry Management Standards for Green Buildings
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-57799.pdf
Appendix F - Working for a Living Wage: Making Paid Work Meet Basic Family Needs in Metro Vancouver (2012)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-57800.pdf
Comparison of Existing and Proposed Changes to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 67, Fair Wage, Schedule C, General Classifications
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-60023.pdf

Communications

(April 22, 2013) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Main.EX33.2.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36586.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Lisa Marie Williams, Research Assistant, Wellesley Institute (EX.Main.EX33.2.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36585.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Nancy Murphy, First Vice-President, CUPE Local 79 (EX.Main.EX33.2.3)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36587.pdf
(April 22, 2013) Letter from Mary Gellatly, Workers Rights Division, Parkdale Community Legal Services (EX.Main.EX33.2.4)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36591.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Linda Rose (EX.Main.EX33.2.5)
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Julio Silva (EX.Main.EX33.2.6)
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Deena Ladd, Coordinator, Workers' Action Centre (EX.Main.EX33.2.7)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36589.pdf
(April 23, 2013) Submission from David F. McDonald (EX.Main.EX33.2.8)
(April 23, 2013) Letter from Navjeet Sidhu, Social Planning Toronto (EX.Main.EX33.2.9)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-36590.pdf
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from Peter Clarke (EX.Supp.EX33.2.10)
(July 2, 2013) E-mail from John Cartwright, President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council (EX.Supp.EX33.2.11)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38834.pdf
(July 3, 2013) E-mail from Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 (EX.New.EX33.2.12)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/ex/comm/communicationfile-38866.pdf
(July 3, 2013) Submission from Jenny Carson (EX.New.EX33.2.13)
(July 3, 2013) Submission from Nicole Mihajlovic, filed submission for Mary Gellatly, Parkdale Legal Services Inc. (EX.New.EX33.2.14)

Speakers

Jenny Carson (Submission Filed)
Anne Creighton, Labourers Local 183
Michelynn Lafleche, Director, Research & Public Policy, United Way of Greater Toronto
Tim Maguire, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79
Sheila Block, The Wellesley Institute
Nicole Mihajlovic, Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) (Submission Filed)
Councillor Ana Bail„o
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Councillor Janet Davis
Councillor Frances Nunziata
Councillor Adam Vaughan

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Withdrawn)

City Council request the Manager, Fair Wage Office, to undertake an additional review of construction occupations under the fair wage policy, including occupation definitions and in consideration that construction agreements have been recently renewed.


2 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

That Recommendation 3 be amended to read:

 

"3.        City Council delegate to Division Heads the ability to approve the use of subcontractors in Custodial Services contracts where in the Division Heads' determination, the use of subcontractors is appropriate; and the Treasurer and Executive Director of Human Resources develop training and guidelines for Division Heads in order to assist them in determining when it is appropriate to approve the use of subcontractors."

 


3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Referred)

That:

 

City Council require or request where legally appropriate that the City's Fair Wage Policy be adopted by all City Agencies.


4 - Motion to Withdraw a Motion moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That motion 1 by Councillor Palacio be withdrawn.


5 - Motion to Refer Motion moved by Councillor Norman Kelly (Carried)

That motion 3 by Councillor Ainslie be referred to the Manager, Fair Wage Office, for a report back to the Executive Committee in late 2013. 


6 - Motion to Defer Item Indefinitely moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Lost)

Vote (Defer Item Indefinitely) Jul-03-2013

Result: Lost Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 2 Members that voted Yes are Doug Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that voted No: 9 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford (Chair)

7 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Doug Holyday (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Jul-03-2013

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 9 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Gary Crawford, Frank Di Giorgio, Norman Kelly, Peter Milczyn, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Doug Holyday, Denzil Minnan-Wong
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Vincent Crisanti, Rob Ford (Chair)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council