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  • Watch how Unifor saved Oshawa GM November 23, 2020
    It’s not every day that a union gets to make history but that’s exactly what Unifor did. In November of 2018, when GM announced plans to shut down Oshawa, our union launched the most aggressive campaign in its history to keep the assembly line. After months of rallies, TV, newspaper, radio and billboard ads, we […]
  • World Toilet Day highlights access issues for transportation workers November 19, 2020
    In recognition of World Toilet Day, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is highlighting the need for safe access to washroom facilities for transportation workers, made more urgent with the additional challenge of a pandemic. “Safe access to decent sanitary facilities, sanitation systems, and most importantly the ability to use them when needed, is truly […]
  • Ontario area meetings go digital November 18, 2020
    Family events, bargaining tables, and even workouts have moved online in 2020. This past week, Unifor’s Ontario Area Meetings made the shift, as hundreds of members tuned into the Eastern Ontario, GTA, London and Kitchener Area Meetings. Area Directors hosted lively conversations between members, local leaders, and staff, addressing current issues in their workplaces and […]
  • Brutal lockout by Gate Gourmet as employer throws workers into the street November 18, 2020
    Montreal, November 18, 2020 – Employees of Gate Gourmet were shocked last week when their employer interrupted their lunch break to tell them to take their personal effects and vacate the premises, as they were being locked out. “No final offer or warning was given by the employer,” said Unifor’s Quebec director Renaud Gagné. “We […]
  • Jason Kenney strips workers of health and safety protections November 11, 2020
    Premier Jason Kenney tabled yet another attack on Alberta’s workers on November 5 through sweeping changes to the province’s health and safety laws. The devastating bill seeks to amend the Workers Compensation Act and replaces the Occupational Health and Safety Act in its entirety—making it harder to track and review the full impact of amendments. […]
  • Unifor and Loblaw Co. return to bargaining table October 29, 2020
    Unifor and Loblaw Companies Limited have agreed to resume negotiations today in an attempt to settle the ten week strike by 1,400 Dominion grocery store workers in Newfoundland. “We’re pleased to get back to the bargaining table. Unifor has always maintained that the only way this strike would end would be through serious negotiations between […]
  • Unifor sponsors investigative journalism project October 22, 2020
    Unifor is sponsoring a unique project to promote investigative journalism and help train the next generation of reporters interested in pursuing such stories. “Investigative journalism plays a vital role in our society. Unifor is honoured to support an innovative approach to high-impact reporting - and one that also helps train new journalists,” said Unifor National […]
  • New Premier members win major wage gains in first collective agreement October 21, 2020
    Unifor Local 222 members at Premier Implementation Solutions have ratified their first collective agreement by an overwhelming 96%. The three-year agreement covers 200 members at the Fresh Del Monte facility in Oshawa, which processes fresh-cut fruit and vegetables for distribution across Ontario and Quebec. The workers voted to join Unifor in February 2020 following a […]
  • Unifor creates Racial Justice Advocate program in historic deal with Ford October 15, 2020
    Unifor’s historic new collective agreement with Ford Motor Company did not just establish an economic pattern agreement with the Detroit Three Automakers, it also set a precedent by establishing a racial justice advocate in the workplace. “We started this round of negotiations with an understanding that our union needed to dedicate time and effort to […]
  • Ontario Court of Appeal hears precedent setting pay equity case October 14, 2020
    Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal heard arguments in a precedent-setting case about the method employers must use to maintain pay equity for their predominantly female workforce. “The unanimous ruling from the judicial review was clear that employers in nursing homes must adopt pay equity methods for these hard working COVID heroes,” said Jerry […]