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  • Deal ratified with Unifor 222 and AGS in Oshawa September 20, 2020
    Members of Unifor Local 222 working at AGS Automotive Systems in Oshawa, Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement. “We are proud of what we have accomplished and have made gains in all areas of the collective agreement, including wages. benefits, health and safety and skilled trades. After a rough year dealing with closure […]
  • Unifor raises $137,000 to aid domestic violence victims September 19, 2020
    Unifor has raised a record breaking $137,000, so far, for Halton Women’s Place in a ‘Hope in High Heels’ walk today led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias and his son Jordan.   “These much needed funds will provide safe shelter and services to women and children escaping domestic violence at a time when many […]
  • Ontario school bus drivers call for standardized COVID-19 safety protocols August 26, 2020
    Unifor school bus driver members are calling on the Ontario government to implement standardized COVID-19 safety protocols in order to protect both themselves and the students onboard. “Drivers are very concerned about pandemic safety measures, or lack thereof, that are supposed to come into effect in just a few short weeks,” said Debbie Montgomery, President […]
  • Naureen Rizvi calls for unity and a commitment to community in address at Summer Summit August 20, 2020
    Working people in Ontario, and across the country, have a challenging road ahead, as Canada begins the long path of economic recovery post COVID-19. Speaking live to members at the Build Back Better Summer Summit, Rizvi reflected on the spirit of community and common good that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to working people. “We […]
  • Bargaining for Premier employees’ first contract underway August 11, 2020
    On Aug. 4th, Unifor Local 222’s newest unit, Premier Implementation Solutions, located at Fresh Del Monte in Oshawa, began negotiations for approximately 250 employees. The bargaining process is observing pandemic protocols with physical distancing in place. The 108,000-square-foot facility is Fresh Del Monte’s first location in Canada, processing fresh-cut fruit and vegetables for distribution across […]