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December 19, 2014

Talks With CN Break Down

CN and Unifor have been unable to reach a new tentative collective agreement, after months of negotiations and long hours this week at the bargaining table. Unifor had four CN bargaining tables meeting concurrently since Monday morning, in Montreal.
December 18, 2014

Ontario To Push For Broad ORPP

Unifor welcomes the opportunity for our local unions and members to participate in public consultations and to express their support for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan and ideas for improving it, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.   “While the Harper government turns its back on […]
September 1, 2014

Unifor to hold its first Canadian Council

Unifor will hold its first Canadian Council meeting in Vancouver from September 12 to 15, where delegates and staff will reflect on the union’s first year, and plan for the future. “Unifor has had an incredible first year. We have begun to change the debate […]
August 25, 2014

Awards show the value of Canadian auto plants

Two J.D. Power Awards handed to the General Motors CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, show the importance of quality, productivity, and inclusiveness as essential inputs to the auto industry, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says. “Nothing in this fine facility would happen, without the work, […]
June 24, 2014

Unifor leader challenges OPSEU’s Smokey Thomas

Today Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, reiterated his belief that the union’s decision to support strategic voting was in the best interest of working people and communities in Ontario. Responding to OPSEU leader Smokey Thomas’s allegations that union leaders who backed Liberals had been “played” […]
March 13, 2014

Canadian auto industry threatened by free trade deal with Korea

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement, in South Korea, of a free trade agreement between Canada and South Korea poses a serious threat to Canada’s auto industry, says Unifor, Canada’s largest union in the private sector. “We cannot stand by a deal that secures a one-way […]
January 28, 2014

Unifor Urges Ontario Government To Make Meaningful Increase To Minimum Wage

Unifor is urging the Ontario Liberal government to make an immediate and meaningful increase to the minimum wage, to lift hundreds of thousands of working Ontarians out of poverty.  The Ontario government has pledged to announce an increase later this week, after the Minimum Wage […]
January 16, 2014

Unifor Standing Up For Rights At Work

Canada’s largest union in the private sector is holding meetings across the country over the coming weeks to prepare for a nationwide campaign to defend the rights of Canadians in the workplace. “Unifor is standing up for the rights of Canadians to provide for their […]
December 20, 2013

Abbott Laboratories Closes Today

For the last few workers at this city’s Abbott Laboratories plant, today marks the last day of a slow winding down of the facility more than three years after the company announced its closure. “We knew this day was coming, but it’s still difficult at […]
December 20, 2013

National Energy Board Fails To Listen To Canadians

Unifor, Canada’s largest union in the energy sector, says the National Energy Board is out of touch with Canadians. “In spite of overwhelming opposition from Canadians, the National Energy Board has opted to approve the Northern Gateway Project,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “The […]
December 20, 2013

Unifor Ontario Council Calls for National Energy and Environmental Strategy

Delegates to Unifor’s recent Ontario Council meeting unanimously supported a call to develop a national energy and environmental strategy for Canada, to ensure that our energy resources are developed in a way that maximizes environmental sustainability and the creation of good, stable jobs in Canada. […]
December 12, 2013

Shocked by Canada Post Downsizing

Unifor expresses shock at Canada Post downsizing, pledges to join campaign against service cuts. The president of one of Canada’s largest unions pledged to campaign against dramatic planned cuts in Canada Post services, including the complete elimination of door-to-door delivery.  “This is a devastating announcement, […]

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