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October 24, 2016

Inaugural Northern Ontario Council

A traditional Aboriginal drum ceremony officially welcomed 90 Unifor members to the inaugural Northern Ontario Council held in Thunder Bay on October 21-22. “The challenges are very different here given that members are defined by the unique, vast geography and history of the North,” said […]
October 21, 2016

Unifor Delivers Petition To Health Ministers

A Unifor delegation handed nearly 35,000 signed petition cards to Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins, asking him to hand the cards over to Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott at the October 18 federal and provincial health ministers meeting in Toronto. “We present these cards […]
October 20, 2016

Unifor Welcomes Repeal Of Harper Anti-Union Bills

With the passage of Bill C-4 to repeal two anti-union bills, a significant step was taken this week to undo the Harper Government’s legacy. “These bills were a direct attack on the rights of working people, and a deliberate attempt to weaken unions in their […]
February 18, 2016

Enhanced CPP Must Match or Surpass ORPP

The renewed dialogue between the Ontario and federal governments on the Canada Pension Plan and the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan is promising news, Unifor says. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa confirmed that, under a new deal, the federal government will facilitate registration, share data and […]
February 18, 2016

Unifor Lauds Much-Needed Local News Review

Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union, lauded the by the federal government announcement that it will be launching an investigation into the decline of media and its effect on Canadian society. “The ability of Canadian media to independently and thoroughly cover local, national and international news […]
February 18, 2016

Local 114 First Canada

Members of Unifor Local 114, representing transit workers Cowichan Valley Regional District working for First Canada, have ratified a new collective agreement, averting a strike or lockout. The new deal is for four years and will see an additional 20 cents per hour in each […]
August 14, 2015

Unifor 10-B partners with Domtar and TRU

Unifor, industry, and the university in Kamloops have partnered to better prepare students for job opportunities in the skilled trades. A memorandum of understanding was signed on July 28 between Unifor 10B, Domtar, and Thompson Rivers University to enhance the quality of trades training in […]
June 4, 2015

Kitimat Labour Dispute Could End With Agreement

A deal to end the 12-week old strike in Kitimat could be near, says the union representing 127 workers at the District. Unifor says that it is eager to negotiate an end to the strike but language agreed to previously has been taken off of […]
June 4, 2015

Victoria Coast Guard Base Experiences Major Outages

Communication outages over the last 24 hours at the Victoria Marine Communication and Traffic Services (MCTS) centre underscores the threat to safety posed by federal coast guard cuts, says the union representing coast guard communication officers. During outages, coast guard officers cannot respond to distress […]
May 25, 2015

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 […]
May 19, 2015

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 […]
May 13, 2015

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 […]

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