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May 25, 2015
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Auto Parts Workers Build Solidarity

In meetings across Ontario this month, Unifor auto parts locals are working together, building solidarity and discussing bargaining strategies in hopes of improving their collective agreements in the next rounds of negotiations. “The people in this room have the answers,” Unifor Ontario Region Director Katha Fortier told the May 5 meeting in Kitchener. The meetings – also in London, Windsor, Oshawa and Brampton – are seeking shop-floor ideas on how to build solidarity and stronger collective agreements within […]
May 19, 2015
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Health Care Workers Win Wage Increases

Members of Unifor Locals 229 and 1359 ratified a collective agreement with the Ontario Hospital Association, with a vote of more than 80% in favour of the agreement. The agreement includes annual wage increases and benefit enhancements, in addition to other gains for a variety of hospital service, clerical and paramedical workers in northern hospitals. “Health care workers do incredibly important work that touches all of our lives, at some point or another. They deserve to be fairly […]
May 13, 2015
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Women’s Advocate Program Goes International

Unifor is working with the International Transportation Federation to take its ground-breaking Women’s Advocate Program worldwide. “We are looking forward to learning from each other,” said Unifor Women’s Director Lisa Kelly. As part of the project, Jodi Evans from ITF Women and Sheela Naikwade, divisional secretary and executive board member of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Union in India, attended Unifor’s recent Women’s Advocate course in Port Elgin. Naikwade told the group that in an unprecedented move, women […]
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