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  • 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 […]
  • Unifor Regional Councils support Indigenous organizations on Emancipation Day August 6, 2020
    As part of the national anti-racism campaign, Unifor councils led by regional directors Linda McNeil and Gavin McGarrigle donated more than $10,000 to Indigenous organizations across seven provinces. “Community partnerships are at the core of Unifor’s anti-racism work,” said Leanne Marsh, BC Regional Council Chair. “It is critical that we support the work done by […]
  • National Day of Action for Racial Justice unites thousands across the country August 5, 2020
    To mark the August 1 Day of Emancipation, Unifor held a Day of Action for Racial Justice across Canada that included workplace, community and online actions through the August long weekend. Hundreds of members wore Unifor-designed t-shirts that read, “2020 Civil Rights Movement. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” “We can’t all be […]
  • Unifor calls for significant, lasting reforms to end systemic racism in Canada July 30, 2020
    Unifor’s National Executive Board has issued a call for redefining public safety in Canada and for comprehensive reforms to Canadian institutions that allow, support, or excuse systemic racism. “As trade unionists we cannot ignore the deadly threat that racism poses to Black, Indigenous, and racialized peoples,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Unifor will take […]
  • Take action for racial justice on Emancipation Day July 29, 2020
    To mark the August 1st Day of Emancipation, Unifor is holding a Day of Action for Racial Justice across Canada that includes workplace and online actions on July 31st. As part of the effort, Unifor has created and distributed t-shirts that read “2020 Civil Rights Movement. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”  In […]
  • New collective agreement negotiated with Carpenter Canada amid COVID-19 July 29, 2020
    A new collective agreement has been negotiated between Unifor Local 252 and Carpenter Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Effective use of time, patience and self-control will yield the best result in any situation," said Wolson Stowe, President Unifor Local 252. “Bargaining was very difficult and the impact of COVID-19 made it even worse. However, we were able to […]
  • Nurses grow impatient as province remains inactive on compensation for expanded role July 23, 2020
    Close to 4,000 nurses across Nova Scotia say they’re tired of waiting for government and their employers to implement a pay increase they are owed. Five Unions representing licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are asking for immediate action and compensation for all LPNs, regardless of where they work, following the June 15th Consent Award granting a […]
  • Three-year collective agreement ratified at Con Cast Pipe July 22, 2020
    Members working at Con Cast Pipe in Guelph ratified a 3-year collective agreement, securing wage and benefit improvements, and introducing the unit’s first Women’s Advocate.   The 125 members of Local 1917 manufacture reliable building products including precast and concrete pipe to support infrastructure projects. “Ontario’s manufacturing sector continues to support not only good jobs […]
  • Unifor locals and National Executive Board take steps to defend workers’ rights in Alberta July 22, 2020
    Jason Kenney’s Trump-style attacks on worker’s rights has sent shockwaves across the country, as workers across Canada’s various sectors and regions worry about the run-off effects. On Thursday, July 16, Unifor’s National Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution to organize in opposition to bill 32 and to any attack on workers’ rights in Alberta. The […]
  • First labour contract with Unifor for DHL workers in Quebec July 22, 2020
    Local 700 members working for the DHL courier service recently ratified their first labour contract since joining Unifor in April 2019. After a bargaining process that began in November 2019, an agreement was finally reached in June. It should be noted that the group of workers in Quebec was represented by another union prior to […]