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  • 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 […]
  • Cultural center workers join Unifor July 15, 2020
    Workers at a London, Ont. agency that helps immigrants to Canada and refugees settle in the community have voted overwhelmingly to join Unifor. “This campaign was all-electronic, and really shows the power and reach of online organizing,” Unifor National President Jerry Dias said. The 80 workers at the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (LCCLC) voted […]
  • Strike ends at Croven Crystals July 8, 2020
    Unifor Local 1090 members at Croven Crystals have ratified a new three year collective agreement, ending the strike that began on began June 18, 2020  “The bargaining committee worked hard to resolve the issues,” said Unifor Local 1090 President Corey Dalton. “We pushed back against a substandard wage offer and bargained a fair deal.” The […]
  • Unifor Local 673 members show solidarity with frontline health care workers June 27, 2020
    This week, Unifor Local 673 organized an appreciation luncheon for frontline health care workers at the Downsview Long-term Care Centre. The event was one of many held across the country by Unifor locals to recognize the hard work and difficult circumstances many in the long-term care sector face during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In all, […]