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  • Unifor members encouraged to participate in Orange Shirt Day September 23, 2020
    September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, an annual event to honour the experiences of survivors of the residential school system and to raise awareness about Canada’s shameful history and the enduring impacts on Indigenous communities. Unifor has issued a statement to commemorate the day and encourages members to participate in the day: Wednesday September 30 […]
  • Unifor hosts “Anti-Indigenous Racism in the Media” webinar September 23, 2020
    Unifor members from across the country tuned-in to the Education Department’s webinar about racism in the media as experienced by Indigenous peoples on September 17, 2020. Indigenous Liaison Gina Smoke facilitated the hour-long conversation with two prominent activist-scholars Dr. Pam Palmeter and Dr. Niigaan Sinclair. A Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar […]
  • Collective Agreement Ratified with Procor Edmonton September 22, 2020
    On September 20 Unifor members at Procor Ltd. Ratified a three year collective agreement, securing strengthened benefits and wage increases for years to come. The 94 workers at Procor Ltd. inspect, repair and provide maintenance of Procor’s fleet of railway tank cars at its main service centre in Edmonton. Procor cars are used to transport […]
  • Have your Say in the Telco Work from Home Member Survey September 22, 2020
    Unifor launched a cross-Canada Telecommunications Member Survey on Working from Home. All members in the sector are invited to participate in this survey, to help paint a clear picture of the effects of changing work environments in the telecommunications sector. Please fill out the survey today, on a personal phone or computer - not your […]
  • 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 […]
  • Unifor members receive Indigenous teachings September 16, 2020
    On September 10 the Aboriginal and Workers of Colour Committee of Unifor Local 1-S erected a teepee on the east lawn of the Saskatchewan legislature in Regina. Led by Unifor activists Janna Pratt, Cathy Sapergia, and Don Wren, the event was designed to hold cultural teachings, including instructions on how to set up a teepee […]
  • Unifor Hope in High Heels team support domestic violence victims September 16, 2020
    A Unifor team, led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias and his son Jordan, will participate this Saturday in the annual Halton Women’s Place ‘Hope in High Heels’ walk in support of victims of domestic violence. “Due to the reality of COVID-19 the charity walk has been modified this year but team Unifor is determined […]
  • Unifor takes action on Labour Day in support of striking Dominion store workers September 7, 2020
    In recognition of Labour Day, Unifor members took action in support of Dominion grocery store workers, on strike at Newfoundland locations against parent company Loblaw Companies Limited. “My message to you Loblaw is that you should be damned ashamed of yourself,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias outside Loblaws flagship grocery store in downtown Toronto. […]
  • Regional Directors advocate for #SafeSeptember return to school across Canada September 3, 2020
    As back-to-school season begins, Unifor continues to press for safe conditions for children, teachers, education workers, janitorial staff and bus drivers. A recent webinar hosted by the union’s Education Department about the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, highlighted school and child care closures as a key component of the dramatic drop in […]