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  • Ontario area meetings go digital November 18, 2020
    Family events, bargaining tables, and even workouts have moved online in 2020. This past week, Unifor’s Ontario Area Meetings made the shift, as hundreds of members tuned into the Eastern Ontario, GTA, London and Kitchener Area Meetings. Area Directors hosted lively conversations between members, local leaders, and staff, addressing current issues in their workplaces and […]
  • New Premier members win major wage gains in first collective agreement October 21, 2020
    Unifor Local 222 members at Premier Implementation Solutions have ratified their first collective agreement by an overwhelming 96%. The three-year agreement covers 200 members at the Fresh Del Monte facility in Oshawa, which processes fresh-cut fruit and vegetables for distribution across Ontario and Quebec. The workers voted to join Unifor in February 2020 following a […]
  • Workers at MDA make significant gains in new collective agreements September 30, 2020
    Workers at Unifor Local 673 and Local 112 members ratified new collective agreements with MDA securing significant improvements in several areas including: wages, benefits, pensions, and sick days. “Our members working in a variety of analytical, technical, administrative and other supporting roles contribute so much to make this cutting edge facility successful and it is […]
  • Deal ratified with Unifor 222 and AGS in Oshawa September 20, 2020
    Members of Unifor Local 222 working at AGS Automotive Systems in Oshawa, Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement. “We are proud of what we have accomplished and have made gains in all areas of the collective agreement, including wages. benefits, health and safety and skilled trades. After a rough year dealing with closure […]
  • Unifor raises $137,000 to aid domestic violence victims September 19, 2020
    Unifor has raised a record breaking $137,000, so far, for Halton Women’s Place in a ‘Hope in High Heels’ walk today led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias and his son Jordan.   “These much needed funds will provide safe shelter and services to women and children escaping domestic violence at a time when many […]
  • Ontario school bus drivers call for standardized COVID-19 safety protocols August 26, 2020
    Unifor school bus driver members are calling on the Ontario government to implement standardized COVID-19 safety protocols in order to protect both themselves and the students onboard. “Drivers are very concerned about pandemic safety measures, or lack thereof, that are supposed to come into effect in just a few short weeks,” said Debbie Montgomery, President […]
  • Naureen Rizvi calls for unity and a commitment to community in address at Summer Summit August 20, 2020
    Working people in Ontario, and across the country, have a challenging road ahead, as Canada begins the long path of economic recovery post COVID-19. Speaking live to members at the Build Back Better Summer Summit, Rizvi reflected on the spirit of community and common good that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to working people. “We […]
  • Bargaining for Premier employees’ first contract underway August 11, 2020
    On Aug. 4th, Unifor Local 222’s newest unit, Premier Implementation Solutions, located at Fresh Del Monte in Oshawa, began negotiations for approximately 250 employees. The bargaining process is observing pandemic protocols with physical distancing in place. The 108,000-square-foot facility is Fresh Del Monte’s first location in Canada, processing fresh-cut fruit and vegetables for distribution across […]
  • New collective agreement negotiated with Carpenter Canada amid COVID-19 July 29, 2020
    A new collective agreement has been negotiated between Unifor Local 252 and Carpenter Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Effective use of time, patience and self-control will yield the best result in any situation," said Wolson Stowe, President Unifor Local 252. “Bargaining was very difficult and the impact of COVID-19 made it even worse. However, we were able to […]
  • Three-year collective agreement ratified at Con Cast Pipe July 22, 2020
    Members working at Con Cast Pipe in Guelph ratified a 3-year collective agreement, securing wage and benefit improvements, and introducing the unit’s first Women’s Advocate.   The 125 members of Local 1917 manufacture reliable building products including precast and concrete pipe to support infrastructure projects. “Ontario’s manufacturing sector continues to support not only good jobs […]