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  • GM Oshawa workers manufacturing 10 million masks for front line health care workers June 3, 2020
    Unifor members at the General Motors facility in Oshawa have begun manufacturing 10 million face masks after securing a contract with the Public Health Agency of Canada announced on May 26. “Workers in Oshawa know better than most how important manufacturing jobs are to building safe and healthy communities,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. […]
  • Unifor Local 1999 members ratify contract with Mr. Furnace May 14, 2020
    After a seven-day lockout that began May 4, 2020, Unifor members at St. Catharines-area HVAC provider Mr. Furnace have ratified a new collective agreement. “Our members faced down an employer that was making questionable labour relations moves during a pandemic,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Local 1999 deserves credit for showing resolve despite these […]
  • Unifor members to produce masks at GM Oshawa for Health Canada April 28, 2020
    Unifor members at General Motors in Oshawa are proud to be recalled from layoff to begin manufacturing urgently needed masks for health care professionals and for Canadians. On Friday April 24, 2020, Navdeep Bains, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced that General Motors had signed a letter of intent to retool part […]
  • Unifor auto parts workers step up to make medical gowns in Tilbury April 17, 2020
    Unifor Local 1941 members who usually make side air curtain airbags for the Detroit three automakers are now instead manufacturing fabric for urgently needed medical gowns. “These highly skilled members have the capacity and are more than willing to provide the protective medical equipment Canada needs to battle COVID-19,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. […]
  • Woodbridge Foam members make surgical-grade masks to combat COVID-19 April 15, 2020
    The race to produce vital medical supplies to combat COVID-19 has brought together workers across Canada in unprecedented ways. With a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) around the globe and a lack of Canadian manufacturing capacity to make up the difference, Ontario’s health care workers and first responders found unlikely allies in the auto […]