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  • Ripley’s Aquarium workers believe in Unifor January 9, 2021
    Workers at the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto voted to join Unifor this week after a grueling organizing campaign over several months that saw the aquarium’s management engage in efforts to undermine the union drive. “We’ve repeatedly seen employers try and fail to undermine organizing efforts by workers. This is just one more example,” said Jerry […]
  • Toronto Star columnist wins racial Justice award December 14, 2020
    Toronto Star race and gender columnist Shree Paradkar is recognized by the Urban Alliance on Race Relations for her human rights reporting. “When a journalist writes about race or gender or other oppressions in society, these are necessarily stories of trauma and pain and grief,” Paradkar said as she accepted the award during an online […]
  • Members at Windsor and Brampton paint shops ratify new contracts December 9, 2020
    Members of Unifor Locals 195 and 1285 who work for Team Industrial Services at the paint shops at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) assembly plants in Windsor and Brampton have voted 83.1% to ratify new collective agreements that include several gains including wage increases, improved benefits and signing bonuses. “It was a pleasure to have worked […]
  • Independent Parts Supplier members make big gains in Guelph December 9, 2020
    Workers at CpK Interior Products in Guelph ratified a new contract after a demanding round of negotiations with the employer resulted in several key enhancements to their contract. “Unifor members at CpK Interiors are a vital part of Guelph’s economy,” said Jerry Escott, Unifor Local 1917 President. “This contract reflects the incredibly hard work our […]
  • School bus drivers see improvements with collective agreement December 3, 2020
    School bus drivers with First Student Cornwall, members of Unifor Local 4266, have ratified a new collective agreement that boosts their pay for charter by 10%, plus annual increases in regular pay and other improvements. “Driving a school bus has always been a challenge, and the pandemic has only added to that. This collective agreement […]