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  • Unifor Local 1403 reverses rollbacks in new contract July 28, 2021
    Members of Unifor Local 1403 at Canadian Kraft Paper in The Pas, Manitoba have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that will reverse the wage rollbacks agreed to in 2016 as part of a temporary arrangement to help save the mill. "Unifor members played a pivotal role in the strategy to keep good jobs in […]
  • Bell Media workers ratify new contracts across Canada July 27, 2021
    Workers at Bell Media outlets across Canada have ratified collective agreements containing significant improvements after committing to coordinated bargaining across several Unifor locals. “This shows what solidarity can do. Workers in different parts of the country, doing very different jobs, but united by similar workplace issues and a common employer came together and stuck together,” […]
  • Unifor calls for worker-friendly policies as Nova Scotians head to the polls July 21, 2021
    Unifor is calling on all political parties to adopt platforms that support workers, with the Nova Scotia provincial Election Day set for Tuesday, August 17, 2021. “This election is an opportunity for workers to unite to demand policies from the next provincial government to improve daily life, both on the job and in their communities,” […]
  • National Post journalists ratify wage-boosting first contract July 21, 2021
    Journalists at the National Post have ratified their first collective agreement – with improvements in wages, overtime pay and a commitment to address diversity in the newsroom. “This is not only a first collective agreement, but a very good day for journalists at the National Post - who today have addressed wage inequities and gained […]
  • Unifor Local 591-G Active Exhaust ratify new deal July 21, 2021
    Unifor Local 591-G Active Exhaust workers voted to ratify a three-year collective agreement Wednesday in Scarborough. “This agreement provides a substantial bump in pay to members, which was the main issue for strike action that began early Monday morning,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The bargaining team needs to be applauded for never wavering […]
  • Rally for locked out Ash Grove cement workers July 21, 2021
    More than 100 Unifor members and allies responded to the union’s call to support a solidarity action on July 15 for workers at the Ash Grove cement plant in Joliette, Que, locked out since May 22.  “It was important for us to do this demonstration. As in any labour dispute, those on the frontlines sometimes […]
  • After long struggle, Casinos finally re-open July 15, 2021
    Unifor members working in the gaming sector are returning to work this month, many of them after more than a year on layoff. The sector was among the hardest hit by government-imposed COVID-19 closures. Casinos were one of the first workplaces to be shuttered during the pandemic, and are certainly among the last to be […]
  • National Post journalists reach first contract July 15, 2021
    Unifor and its Local 87-M have negotiated a first contract at the National Post, where journalists at Postmedia’s flagship newspaper voted to join the union last fall. “We are pleased to welcome the National Post to the Unifor family. Unifor now represents the journalists at every daily newspaper in Toronto and at Canada’s two national papers,” said Unifor […]
  • Unifor releases new bandana for racial justice July 14, 2021
    Unifor is offering locals a chance to order new bandanas based on the American civil rights activist, writer and poet James Baldwin’s famous quote – “Nothing can be changed until faced.”  Leading up to Unifor’s second-annual Racial Justice Day on Aug. 1, 2021, and in recognition of Emancipation Day – which commemorates the day in 1834 when […]
  • Unifor’s launches ambitious new bargaining priorities July 9, 2021
    Unifor is launching an ambitious new national ‘Recovery-Based Bargaining Program’ for staff and local bargaining committees that outlines new priority proposals to consider as you prepare for upcoming negotiations. “The pandemic forced us to think broader about what contract protections workers need and how we build back better to build a more fair, resilient and […]