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May 13, 2015

Donations for Nepal

Unifor members are saddened and anguished over the earthquake tragedy in Nepal.  The Unifor Social Justice Fund has acted swiftly to contribute to the global relief effort with a contribution of $25,000. We are calling on Unifor local unions, staff, and members to show their solidarity with […]
May 13, 2015

Shut Down Of Myra Falls Mine?

More than 270 Unifor members at the Myra Falls mine on Vancouver Island face an uncertain employment future after the announcement this week that the mine will suspend operations. “We’re disappointed that there was no work-around for a full-scale shut-down,” said Bill Garton, President of […]
May 8, 2015

Fund Local Programming

Unifor is calling on the federal Cabinet to direct the CRTC to develop a new funding formula for local television programming, including ethnic programming, saying today’s job cuts at Rogers show why such action is needed. “If the Cabinet can exercise its prerogative to direct […]
May 7, 2015

NDP Victory Will Benefit Working Albertans

The election of an NDP government will bring much-needed change after years of deteriorating public services and a weak economy under Alberta’s Conservatives. “Tonight, hope has triumphed over fear,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Albertans have demonstrated their confidence that there are viable alternatives […]
May 6, 2015

Coast Guard Base Closures Draw Protest

The Harper government will close the Vancouver Marine Communication and Traffic Services Centre (MCTS) today, the fourth base to be closed by the government in 2015. Coast guard officers and a diverse group of Metro Vancouver organizations will hold a rally today to protest the […]
May 2, 2015

Domtar Mill And Woodlands Workers Make Progress In New Agreement

More than 550 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar Pulp Mill and Woodlands operations have ratified new collective agreements in overwhelmingly positive votes held late last night of 80 and 97 per cent in favour. “We’re proud that these agreements meet all elements of Unifor’s Eastern Canada pulp and […]
March 4, 2015

Staff At Three Local Unions Join Unifor

Employees of three local unions have themselves unionized and are now represented by Canada’s largest private-sector union, Unifor. The Manitoba Labour Relations Board has recently issued certifications for staff at the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WAPSO) Local 162, Telecommunications Employees Association of Manitoba […]
March 3, 2015

Air Canada Adopts Unusual Bargaining Strategy

Air Canada’s rushed application for conciliation is premature and a departure from previous bargaining patterns, says the union representing over 4,100 Customer Sales and Service Agents. “We’re eager to negotiate in good faith and there are lots of items to discuss,” said Cheryl Robinson, President […]
March 2, 2015

Unifor Has Reached A Late Night Deal

Unifor has reached a late night deal with CN, avoiding a lock-out of 4,800 workers. “We’re pleased that we were able to reach a negotiated agreement and avoid a major national lock-out of our members,” said Unifor President Jerry Dias. “We were able to find […]
February 21, 2015

Lock-out Notice by CN Rail

Unifor has just been served lock-out notice by CN Rail for Monday night at 11 p.m. Feb. 20, 2015, local time, a move that the union says has clearly demonstrated that CN has no desire to negotiate. “CN has forced a labour dispute among its […]
February 19, 2015

Update About Negotiations with CN Rail

Unifor will be giving an update about negotiations with CN Rail at a press conference on Thursday at 12-noon ET. Unifor reached a tentative agreement with CP on Saturday night, but has been unable to reach an agreement with CN after five months of negotiations. […]
January 4, 2015

G.H.R.C. Regional Unifor 10-Pin Bowling

G.H.R.C. Regional Unifor 10-Pin Bowling “Qualifying” Tournament, open to Unifor members, spouses, and children. Click here for full information. Cataract Bowl 7906 Lundys Lane Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1H1

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