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  • Unifor hosts “Anti-Indigenous Racism in Health Care” webinar January 14, 2021
    On January 13, Unifor members from across the country tuned-in to the Education Department’s webinar about anti-Indigenous racism in the health care system. Unifor Indigenous Liaison Gina Smoke was joined by panelists Dr. Alika Lafontaine, Diane Smylie, and Jane Collins. Dr. Lafontaine is a physician of Cree and Anishinaabe heritage from Southern Saskatchewan/Treaty 4 territory. […]
  • Injured workers to lose benefits under Jason Kenney January 13, 2021
    Earlier this week Unifor published the sixth factsheet in a series exposing Alberta Bill 47’s changes to workplace health and safety. The new law overhauls protections for workers and relieves employers of many responsibilities to keep workplaces safe. Unifor’s new factsheet reviews the unfair changes to how injured workers are compensated while off work. It […]
  • 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 […]
  • Under Jason Kenney proposal, injured workers not guaranteed reinstatement January 7, 2021
    Unifor has published the fifth factsheet in a series analyzing Alberta Bill 47’s impact to workplace health and safety. The new factsheet explains the diminished legal obligation for employers to reinstate injured workers after they have recovered. In current regulations, employers have a responsibility (to the point of “undue hardship”) to reinstate workers injured on […]
  • New Address for National Office January 6, 2021
    Unifor's National Office has moved from 205 Placer Court to 115 Gordon Baker Road, just across the street. Please update your address books: Unifor National Office 115 Gordon Baker Road Toronto, Ontario M2H 0A8 All phone numbers remain the same. The national office remains closed to the public and for meetings as per Ontario public […]
  • Winnipeg Free Press collective agreements ratified January 5, 2021
    Journalists and inside workers at the Winnipeg Free Press are seeing their pay restored after taking pay cuts early in the pandemic, while carriers receive a signing bonus and mileage boost under two collective agreements ratified at the paper. “This is good news for workers who did their part to help their newspaper through those […]
  • Season's Greetings from Unifor's Leadership December 18, 2020
    Greetings Unifor Family: This has been a year of profound and historic challenges, but also inspiring solidarity. We started 2020 on a freezing cold picket line facing an impossible employer intent on busting our union in Regina. Some 20 Unifor activists, including two of us, were arrested defending Local 594 members at the Co-op Refinery, […]
  • Unifor members in Alberta show their union pride December 16, 2020
    On December 10 members across Alberta wore Unifor gear to show off solidarity in the face of provincial attacks on their rights at work. “Unifor activists are thinking of creative ways to show resistance and overcome the challenges to mobilization posed by COVID-19,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “We will not be silent while […]
  • Social Justice Fund doubles shelter donations December 14, 2020
    Unifor’s Social Justice fund has doubled its donations to women’s shelters across Canada this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns put more women at risk of violence at the hands of their partners. “Local shelters provide vital assistance for women and children living with domestic violence,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “These donations […]
  • 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 […]