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December 6, 2013

Unifor’s First Regional Council

Unifor’s First Regional Council To Discuss Economic And Political Issues Facing Ontario And Canada. Unifor will hold the first of its regional councils this weekend, starting today December 6, until December 8, as elected local union representatives from across Ontario meet at the Sheraton Centre […]
November 27, 2013

Unifor: Bill C-4 A Threat To Labour-Management Relations

It is inappropriate for the Harper government to bring in sweeping labour law changes through an omnibus budget implementation bill, making proper consultation and consideration much more difficult, Unifor told the federal Standing Committee on Finance at hearings today into Bill C-4. “It is risky […]
November 26, 2013

Unifor Members At DHL Express Across Canada Vote To Strike

Unifor members across Canada working at DHL Express delivery service have voted on average 98 per cent in favour of a strike if necessary, during a series of votes over the last two months. Unifor represents more than 600 DHL workers across the country in […]
August 30, 2013

Historic Convention

Historic convention to create largest private-sector union gets underway this weekend. The founding convention to create a new union — Unifor — uniting more than 300,000 members from two of Canada’s largest unions will be held Aug. 31st and Sept. 1st at the Metro Toronto […]
August 30, 2013

Unifest!

To celebrate the launch of Unifor this Labour Day weekend, the union is hosting a free public concert at Nathan Philips Square (100 Queen Street West) on Sunday September 1. The concert brings together fantastic and diverse musical acts from all across Canada. If you […]
August 30, 2013

Keep telecommunications jobs in Canada!

The Harper government is allowing US-based multinational Verizon Communications to take over our telecommunications network by selling them Canada’s wireless spectrum. This is not about cheaper or better cell phone service. It’s about lining the pockets of Verizon executives at the expense of Canadian jobs, […]
June 3, 2013

What is Unifor?

Two great Canadian unions — the Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union — are forming a new union with a modern, inclusive approach to serve members better and participate more effectively in our workplaces and communities. As the largest private […]
April 22, 2013

Grassroots Solidarity at the Toronto Star

Workers at the Toronto Star are sticking together as the paper undergoes lay offs and continues to contract out work. Stuart Laidlaw, chair of CEP local 87M that represents the Toronto Star newsroom reports on recent acts of grassroots solidarity. Amid deep staff cuts and […]
April 22, 2013

A New Word For ‘Relevant’

Say two hefty organizations decide to combine forces. Leaders see synergies. More important, they want to grow their market share by delivering services in new and innovative ways. To reflect this, they want a shared identity that is simple yet evocative. It’s a scenario familiar […]
March 4, 2013

Newspaper Cuts Hurt Democracy

Dave Coles A democratic society needs an aggressive and free press able to pursue truth where it finds it, to give Canadians the information they need to exercise their democratic rights responsibly, to celebrate their victories, and to help hurting communities mourn their losses. Recent […]
December 15, 2012

CEP Welcomes Nova Scotia’s Forestry Move

The president of Canada’s largest forestry union says the announcement of the agreement with Resolute Forest Products and the Washington Post Company made by the Nova Scotia government is “great news for the forest industry”. “This is extremely beneficial to retirees as it will have […]
December 14, 2012

CEP and Bell Canada reach tentative agreement

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada and Bell Canada reached a tentative collective agreement on Nov. 29 on behalf of technical employees working in Québec and Ontario. The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative deal. CEP Local representatives will go over […]

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