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  • Unifor Local 112 members at the Broadview Hotel make major gains in first contract April 9, 2021
    Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effects on the hospitality sector, Unifor Local 112 members made significant gains in several key priority areas identified by members. Unifor Local 112 members ratified their first contract by 84.6% on April 7. “I want to thank all members of the bargaining committee for […]
  • Kingston school bus drivers make gains April 9, 2021
    School bus drivers in Kingston, Ont. have ratified a new collective agreement in the midst of a pandemic that recognizes their services with wage increases each year and emergency leave days. “These members are truly among the heroes of the pandemic. Every day they safely transport students back and forth to school, and ensure that […]
  • Four Unifor members die in matter of days April 8, 2021
    Four Unifor members in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick passed away in less than a week, with at least three of the deaths work related and two due to COVID-19.  “This is just devastating. My first thoughts go to their families, who said goodbye to their loved ones in the morning, never to see them […]
  • Premiers must step up for pay equity April 7, 2021
    For equal pay day, Unifor is demanding better from all provincial governments. It takes the average woman in Canada more than 15 months to make the same as the average man did in 12 months. We know the gap is even wider for women facing multiple and intersecting areas of discrimination. Women with disabilities face […]
  • Unifor Local 112 reaches settlement, hotel owner ordered to pay up April 7, 2021
    Unifor Local 112 members at the Toronto Pan Pacific Hotel secured an important victory that compels the employer to adhere to its payment requirements for both the employee health and welfare fund and pension plan, after months of delinquent payments. “I am pleased with the outcome of this settlement. Our members work extremely hard and […]
  • Unifor members protest fishery closure April 6, 2021
    Members of the Fish Food and Allied Workers’ Union (FFAW-Unifor) rallied in Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador on March 31 to call on the federal government to do more to support the south coast cod fishery. The FFAW was responding to reports the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) was seriously considering full closure of the […]
  • Workers at BGIS O&M Solutions Inc. gain benefits and wage increases in new contract April 1, 2021
    Unifor members who work at BGIS O&M Solutions Inc. in Ontario and Quebec ratified a strong collective agreement. “Congratulations to the bargaining team and the entire membership for negotiating such a strong contract for these members,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Unifor’s ground-breaking women’s advocate program is needed more than ever in these difficult […]
  • Unifor’s Ontario Regional Council launches new video to support LTC workers April 1, 2021
    The Unifor Ontario Regional Council launched a new video titled Let’s Help Ayan, in support of the longstanding campaign for better care, safer work, and fair pay. Watch the video now, then visit the Care Takes Time website and add your name in support of long term care workers. Watch the video on Facebook. “A […]
  • Racial Justice Liaisons begin training March 31, 2021
    Driven by personal experiences with racism and those of their friends and co-workers and their commitment to make Unifor a union for everyone, five Unifor activists last week began training to be Racial Justice Liaisons in five regions of the country. “We have a fierce group of sisters to launch this incredible program,” said Unifor […]
  • Frontline workers reflect on one year in pandemic March 31, 2021
    In an international webinar hosted by the North American Solidarity Project, front-line workers from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico shared experiences from the last year and discussed using what they've learned to improve working conditions for all workers. Unifor Local 1106 member and personal support worker Emily Coulter emphasized that no employer was prepared for […]